Who was Who in the Making of Spanish Nuclear Programme, c.1950–1985

  • Joseba De la Torre
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


In 1964, the leading Spanish electricity companies began an ambitious project to construct nuclear power plants. Twenty years later, Spain was one of the most nuclear countries in the world. For facilitating quick adoption of one of the most cutting-edge technologies of the post-war world, it was vital to secure government support for private companies and the transfer of US expertise and financial credit, encourage the emergence of a local capital equipment industry and engineering services, and train experts and operators.

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  • Joseba De la Torre
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversidad Publica de NavarraPamplonaSpain

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