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Nuclear Energy

Author: David Bodansky
Publisher: [New York] : Springer-Verlag New York, LLC, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Outside the United States, the commercial development ofthePebbleBedModularReactorisbeingpursuedinSouthAfrica,aFrench- German consortium has won an order from Finlandfor the long-plannedEPR (European  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bodansky
ISBN: 9780387207780 0387207783 9780387269313 0387269312
OCLC Number: 318297366
Contents: The Motivation for Nuclear Energy.- Nuclear Power Development.- Radioactivity and Radiation Exposures.- Effects of Radiation Exposures.- Neutron Reactions.- Nuclear Fission.- Chain Reactions and Nuclear Reactors.- Types of Nuclear Reactors.- Nuclear Fuel Cycle.- Nuclear Waste Disposal: Amounts of Waste.- Storage and Disposal of Nuclear Wastes.- U.S. Waste Disposal Plans and the Yucca Mountain Repository.- Policy Issues in Nuclear Waste Disposal.- Nuclear Reactor Safety.- Nuclear Reactor Accidents.- Future Nuclear Reactors.- Nuclear Bombs, Nuclear Energy, and Terrorism.- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.- Costs of Electricity.- The Prospects for Nuclear Energy.
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