Author: D. Hall 1
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  • 1 The University of Manitoba Department of Earth Sciences R3T 2N2 Winnipeg Manitoba Canada R3T 2N2 Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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Abstract  

The nuclear industry was used as a case history to examine the influences between science and industry. The nuclear resources aspect of the industry was chosen for study. A correlation is found among indicators of geoscience research, exploration for uranium ores, production of uranium, and the general state of the industry. Some of the science-industry interfaces were identified as fruitful areas for further study, and a historical analysis of exploration technology shows that a scientific development engendered by the requirements of an early phase of the industry was key to later expansion in exploration and resources discovery.