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Prior to ProCon.org being formed in July 2004, ProCon.org's Chairman, Steve Markoff, and two others published an 87-page booklet in May 1988 about the pros and cons of nuclear power titled "How Practical Is Nuclear Power Now and for the Future?"
Mr. Markoff reformatted that 1988 booklet into a website which served as a predecessor to ProCon.org.
For more current research on the pros and cons of nuclear power, see the Alternative Energy ProCon.org website.
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The booklet "How Practical Is Nuclear Power" (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 87-092245) was originally published in May 1988 by the non-profit organization Association of
Media Accuracy, co-founded by Steven C. Markoff (the eventual founder of ProCon.org) and Maury Weiner. On July 30, 2003 that 87-page booklet was converted into a website. On July 12, 2004, that website was transferred to ProCon.org under the site name www.NuclearPowerProCon.org.
In almost all cases, the format, wording, and terms used in the May 1988 publication have been transferred without changes, but, in a few cases, terms have been updated. For example, "Definitions" was replaced by "Glossary" in the website's header.
This site presents in a simple, nonpartisan pro-con format, responses to the core question "How practical is nuclear power now and for the future?" We have divided questions about the topic into the issues and sub-issues listed below.