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Nuclear Power in Crisis

Author : Andrew Blowers
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Originally published in 1987. The Chernobyl disaster intensified the whole debate on the nuclear power industry. There was great public concern about the industry regulation, about the siting of nuclear facilities, including the dumping of nuclear waste, and about the alleged secretiveness of the industry. This book examines these and many other important aspects of the industry worldwide and provides much important original research. It focuses in particular on the political processes which control the industry, on waste disposal and on the social impact.

Rooppur and the Power Crisis

Author : Abdul Matin (Nuclear engineer)
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Articles chiefly on Rooppur Nuclear Power Project and power crisis with reference to Bangladesh.

Three Mile Island

Author : J. Samuel Walker
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Misconceptions about the Three Mile Island crisis are cleared up in a study that reveals the causes, contexts, and consequences of the worst accident in the history of nuclear power in the United States.

Fiscal Policy and the Energy Crisis

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance. Subcommittee on Energy
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Author : John P. Holdren
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Three Mile Island

Author : Grace Halden
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Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power plant on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in the United States. In this volume, Grace Halden contextualizes the events at Three Mile Island and the ensuing media coverage, offering a gripping portrait of a nation coming to terms with technological advances that inspired both awe and terror. Including a selection of key primary documents, this book offers a fascinating resource for students of the history of science, technology, the environment, and Cold War culture.

Nuclear Power Plants Worldwide

Author : Peter D. Dresser
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Nuclear Energy

Author : Charles D. Ferguson
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In Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Need to Know, Charles Ferguson provides an authoritative but highly accessible guide to the controversial issue of nuclear power. He contrasts its potential for providing electrical power that is very low in greenhouse gas emissions with the threat that its fuel and waste pose.

Nuclear Waste Disposal Crisis

Author : David A. Lochbaum
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Looking at what to do with spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste generated by nuclear power plants, this book reveals why spent fuel reprocessing failed in the USA, why spent fuel disposal isn't feasible under the current approach, and why spent fuel interim storage faces an imminent crisis.

Nuclear Science Abstracts

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Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
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United States Congressional Serial Set

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National Environmental Policy Act

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works
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Rad Decision A Novel of Nuclear Power

Author : James Aach
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Rad Decision is a technothriller about a looming crisis at an American nuclear power plant, written by an engineer with over twenty years of experience in the US nuclear industry. Within a tale of espionage and disaster, the people, politics and technology of nuclear energy come to life.

Privatisation and Financial Collapse in the Nuclear Industry

Author : Simon Taylor
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A timely contribution and incisive analysis, this is the story of the British experiment in privatizing the nuclear power industry and its subsequent financial collapse. It tells how the UK's pioneering role in nuclear power led to bad technology choices, a badly flawed restructuring of the electricity industry and the end of government support for nuclear power. In this volume Simon Taylor has combined interviews with former executives, regulators and analysts with his own unique insight into the nuclear industry to provide an analysis of the origins of the crisis and the financial and corporate strategies used by British Energy plc. Arguing that the stock market was a major factor in the company's collapse by misunderstanding its finances, over-valuing the shares and giving wrong signals to management and that the government policy of trying to put all responsibility for nuclear liabilities in the hands of the private sector was neither credible nor realistic. The book concludes that failure was not inevitable but resulted from a mixture of internal and external causes that casts doubt on the policy of combining a wholly nuclear generator with liberalized power markets. This book will be of great interest to students engaged with the history of nuclear power in the UK, privatization, regulation and financial and corporate strategy, as well as experts, policy makers and strategists in the field.

Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power in California

Author : Roger Dunstan
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Why We Need Nuclear Power

Author : Michael H. Fox
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"Makes a case for nuclear energy as a clean-energy solution."--

INIS Atomindex

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

Author : Richard Campbell
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The earthquake on March 11, 2011, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan's largest island, reportedly caused an automatic shutdown (called a "scram") of eleven of Japan's fifty-five operating nuclear power plants. Most of the shutdowns proceeded without incident. The plants closest to the epicenter, Fukushima and Onagawa, were damaged by the earthquake and resulting tsunami. This report discusses the problems that developed at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors and responses to this emergency. The report includes a color map of the earthquake region and a color diagram of the General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactor and Containment Building. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.

Contesting the Future of Nuclear Power

Author : Benjamin K. Sovacool
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