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Proceedings of the Wingspread Conference on Advanced Converters and Near Breeders, 14-16 May, 1975, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Author: John Perry Howe; Johnson Foundation (Racine, Wis.)
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science : Pergamon Press, ©2013.
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Howe, J.P.
Proceedings of the Wingspread Conference on Advanced Converters and Near Breeders : 14-16 May, 1975, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Perry Howe; Johnson Foundation (Racine, Wis.)
ISBN: 9781483157290 1483157296
OCLC Number: 897642419
Notes: Chapter 11. Worldwide Harnessed Energy from Nuclear Power. Prospects and Paradoxes.
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Proceedings of the Wingspread Conference on Advanced Converters and Near Breeders; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents; Editorial Note; Preface; List of Participants; Session I: Nuclear Strategies; Chapter 1. The status of the Canadian nuclear program and possible future strategies; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. THE COMMERCIAL PROGRAM; 3. POSSIBLE FUTURE STRATEGIES; 4. SUMMATION; REFERENCES; Chapter 2. The status of LMFBR development; THE NEED FOR THE LMFBR; OVERALL PERSPECTIVE OF LMFBR DEVELOPMENT; SUMMARY OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM; THE FAST FLUX TEST FACILITY DESCRIPTION AND STATUS. THE CLINCH RIVER BREEDER REACTOR PLANT DESCRIPTION AND STATUSCOST PROJECTIONS OF THE COMMERCIAL LMFBR; STATUS OF CLINCH RIVER PROJECT; CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO ACHIEVE LMFBR INDUSTRIALIZATION; REFERENCES; Chapter 3. Consideration of importance to decisions on an alternate nuclear program; CONSIDERATIONS OF IMPORTANCE TO DECISIONS ON AN ALTERNATE NUCLEAR PROGRAM; PERFORMANCE GOAL FOR A PERMANENT ALTERNATIVE; OTHER CRITERIA FOR A PERMANENT ALTERNATIVE; CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LWR-FBR SYSTEM; GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF ALTERNATE SYSTEM INTRODUCTION; REFERENCES. Chapter 4. HOW do 'converters' affect the strategy?1. THE URANIUM CONSERVATION ISSUE; 2. CONVERTER WINDOW; 3. TIMING AND COST OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT; 4. CONVERTERS, LWR, LMFBR; 5. UNCERTAINTIES IN CONVERTER TECHNOLOGY; 6. CONSIDERATIONS FOR FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY; 7. DIVERSITY VS LEARNING CURVE; 8. FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP; 9. THE ENVIRONMENT AND LICENSING; SUMMARY; Chapter 5. Summary of presentation on advance converter strategy in the U.S.; NEAR-TERM OBSTACLES TO EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF NUCLEAR POWER IN THE U.S.; NATIONAL RISK AND ATTRACTIVENESS OF BREEDERS AND CONVERTER REACTORS. POSSIBLE ROUTES TO IMPLEMENTATION OF ADVANCE CONVERTER BACKUP STRATEGYPOSSIBLE TACTICS TO IMPLEMENT A CONVERTER ""BACKUP STRATEGY""; REFERENCES; Session II: Fuel Considerations; Chapter 6. Energy self-sufficiency: fuel cycle bottlenecks; Chapter 7. Views on uranium and thorium resources; INTRODUCTION; URANIUM DATA; APPROACHES TO URANIUM ESTIMATION; THE URANIUM ESTIMATES; THORIUM RESOURCES; REFERENCES; Chapter 8. Fuel for LWR, breeder and near-breeders; Session III: Technological Options; Chapter 9. Performance of Canadian commercial nuclear units and heavy water plants; INTRODUCTION. PICKERING GENERATING STATION-AIN-SERVICE DATE RELIABILITY; OPERATING HISTORY (SEE FIG: 1); PRODUCTION RELIABILITY; LIFETIME NCF; WINTER PEAK NCF; ANNUAL NCF (1973 AND 1974); ECONOMICS; HEAVY WATER UPKEEP UEC; FUELLING UEC; TOTAL UNIT ENERGY COST (TUEC); CAUSES OF LOST PRODUCTION; EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE; ON-POWER REFUELLING; FUEL PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE EMISSIONS TO THE ENVIRONMENT; HEAVY WATER PRODUCTION IN CANADA; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX; Chapter 10. Abundant Harnessed Energy at Low Cost and Risk from Nuclear Fission.
Other Titles: Annals of nuclear energy.
Responsibility: sponsored by the Johnson Foundation, Cornell University and the National Science Foundation ; edited by J.P. Howe.

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