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Contesting The Future Of Nuclear Power

Author: Benjamin K Sovacool
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2011.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sovacool, Benjamin K.
Contesting The Future Of Nuclear Power: A Critical Global Assessment Of Atomic Energy.
Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin K Sovacool
ISBN: 9789814360616 9814360619
OCLC Number: 1020691361
Description: 1 online resource (308 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Exploring the ""Faustian Bargain; What Makes This Book Different; Preview of Chapters; The Stalled Nuclear Renaissance; Endnotes; 2 The Nuclear Industry: ""Smoking Cigarettes to Keep the Weight Off; Current Status of the Nuclear Industry; The Basics of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle; The Front End; Construction; Operation; The Back End; Decommissioning; Drivers of Nuclear Power Expansion; Fighting Energy Poverty; Climate Change and the Environment; Economics and Cost; Plans for Nuclear Expansion; Endnotes 3 Safety and Reliability: Dealing with ""Normal AccidentsSafety and Accidents; Chernobyl, Ukraine; Three Mile Island; Future Accidents; Materials and Labor; Fuel Availability and Energy Payback; Endnotes; 4 Unfavorable Economics: ""Too Costly to Matter; Construction and Operating Costs; Reprocessing Costs; Waste Storage Costs; Decommissioning Costs; Fuel Costs; Security Costs; Research Costs; Endnotes; 5 Environmental Damages: ""Cutting Butter with a Chainsaw; Land Use; Uranium Mining; Waste Storage; Water Use and Contamination; Plant Construction; Plant Operation; Nuclear Waste Storage Climate ChangeMedical and Health Risks; Endnotes; 6 Political and Social Concerns: ""Broken Plowshare; Transmission and Distribution Vulnerability; Plant and Reactor Insecurity; Weapons Proliferation; Military Conflict; Maritime and Transport Security; Community Marginalization; Endnotes; 7 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: ""The Fire Extinguisher; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy; Renewable Energy Basics; Cost; Fuel Availability; Land Use and Waste; Water Use; Environmental Pollution and Climate Change; Safety and Security; Endnotes; 8 The ""Self-Limiting"" Future of Nuclear Power Market Failure and ExternalitiesSubsidies and the Socialization of Risk; Hubris and Technological Fantasy; China, 1953â#x80;#x93;1992; France, 1945â#x80;#x93;1970; India, 1945â#x80;#x93;1980; Japan, 1955â#x80;#x93;1990; Soviet Union, 1954â#x80;#x93;1986; United States, 1942â#x80;#x93;1979; Spain, 1951â#x80;#x93;1980; Canada, 1942â#x80;#x93;1994; Conclusion; Endnotes; Postscript: The ""Hydra-Headed"" Fukushima Nuclear Crisis; Chronology of Events; Broader Implications; The Accident Is the Worst Since Chernobyl in 1986; The Accident Has Revealed a Culture of Secrecy, Cover-Ups, and Misinformation; Human Error Played a Key Role in Exacerbating the Accident The Full Cost of the Accident Will Be Quite LargeThe Accident Was Unnecessary Given Japanâ#x80;#x99;s Renewable Resource Base; Conclusion; Endnotes; Index

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