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Nuclear energy and the nuclear industry

Kerry Chester

Nuclear energy and the nuclear industry

a guide to selected literature and sources of information

by Kerry Chester

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Published by Science Reference and Information Service in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear energy -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Previous ed., 1982.

    Statementcompiled by Kerry Chester.
    ContributionsScience Reference and Information Service.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ5160
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44p. ;
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15156342M
    ISBN 100712307427
    OCLC/WorldCa14967401

      Nuclear energy advocates are sensing an opening in the environment shaming unleashed by Sweden’s most famous teenager, Greta Thunberg. On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, a small group of.   Today, Ma marks the 8th anniversary of the devastating nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan in The ramifications of the triple nuclear meltdown continue today as thousands of Japanese are still displaced and an extremely complicated cleanup effort continues. On this somber anniversary, we wanted to call attention .

    In the early s, when the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission believed high-grade uranium ores to be in short supply domestically, it considered extracting uranium for nuclear weapons from the abundant U.S. supply of fly ash from coal burning. In , China began exploring such extraction, drawing on a pile of some million metric tons of brown-coal fly ash at .   Generally, the public perceptions of nuclear energy are negative. Nuclear waste is the most prominent disadvantage and the main reason why nuclear power “green” credentials are questionable. The nuclear waste has a quite long life cycle and remains radioactive for .

      The nuclear power industry, a powerful player in Japan’s politically dominant construction industry, has pressed ahead with its plans — endorsed in by the Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry’s “New National Energy Policy” — to mold the country into a “nuclear state.” In addition to 54 existing nuclear power plants.   The nuclear industry (then ministry of atomic energy) came out of the situation in the following way: referring to long-concluded agreements that need to be fulfilled, the ministry for atomic energy asked to make an exception for them.


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