The nuclear power debate

a guide to the literature by Jerry W. Mansfield

Publisher: Garland in New York

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes indexes.

StatementJerry W. Mansfield.
LC ClassificationsZ5160 .M36 1984, TK9145 .M36 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. ;
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3187109M
ISBN 100824091027
LC Control Number83048255

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Energy investors considering investing in nuclear energy should know about the ongoing debate of nuclear power plants. Many people have written many words about the benefits and costs of employing nuclear energy for both civilian and military purposes. Those of a certain age can remember the battle of the “No Nukes” versus “Know Nukes” bumper [ ]. This book is one in a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. It consists of six major sections housing twenty chapters on topics from the key subject areas pertinent to successful development, deployment and operation of nuclear power systems by: 4.   In Japan, nuclear bestsellers reflect new debate By Chico Publishers are releasing books about nuclear power at the rate of more than one a . An example of the latter law in the above book describes the perfunctory discussion on an item concerning an expensive and technically complex nuclear reactor and compares this with the fierce debate over the proposed new bicycle shed for the clerical staff.

The crisis in Japan has refueled the rigorous global debate about the viability of nuclear power. Japan remains in a “state of maximum alert” as the experts scramble to contain radiation that. Nuclear Fear is the first work to explore all the symbolism attached to nuclear bombs, and to civilian nuclear energy as well, employing the powerful tools of history as well as findings from psychology, sociology, and even anthropology. The story runs from the turn of the century to the present day, following the scientists and journalists 4/5(1). Explains in detail how nuclear power works, its costs, benefits as part of the electricity supply system and examines its record. This book covers the nuclear power debate. Inspec keywords: nuclear power; cost-benefit analysis; electric power generation; fission reactor safety. Other keywords: nuclear power; electricity supply system. The Nuclear Power Debate In , nuclear energy was introduced into America as a cheap and efficient energy source, favoured in place of increasingly scarce fossil fuels which caused air pollution. Its initial use was welcomed by the general public, as it was hoped to lower the price of electricity.

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The nuclear power debate is a long-running controversy about the risks and benefits of using nuclear reactors to generate electricity for civilian purposes. The debate about nuclear power peaked during the s and s, as more and more reactors were built and came online, and "reached an intensity unprecedented in the history of technology controversies" in some countries.

Stewart Brand at a debate, "Does the world need nuclear energy?" This is a list of books about nuclear issues. They are non-fiction books which relate to uranium mining, nuclear weapons and/or nuclear power.

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Retrieved 21 October Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever TED debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons.

A discussion that'll make you think -- and might even change your mind. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors.

Abstract. This report examines the issues and ramifications of the debate over nuclear-power development. Following a review of the historical background of the debate, subsequent chapters discuss energy economy and nuclear power's role in it; the economics of nuclear power in relation to alternative energy options, especially coal-fired power; government's past involvement in nuclear-power Author: Fenn, S.

Nuclear Power Summary | Joan Pye Project - Putting the. Originally published in This annotated bibliography will serve as a starting point for information on the issue of nuclear power.

Arranged for easy use The nuclear power debate book three sections – Pro-Nuclear, Anti-Nuclear, and Neutral – the book cites over a hundred of the most important books on the subject, offering for each full bibliographic data and a lengthy annotation that is balanced and : Jerry W.

Mansfield. Nuclear Energy: the Good, the Bad, and the Debatable Learn more about nuclear technology, its benfits, and its dangers. nuclear power plant accidents, or from poor nuclear waste disposal can do us a lot of harm. Nuclear Energy: the Good, the Bad, and the Debatable - Curriculum Booklet.

All this, however, depends on overcoming an irrational dread among the public and many activists. The reality is that nuclear power is the safest form of energy humanity has ever used.

Mining. Discusses the pros and cons of nuclear power as an alternative energy source: what it is, how it works, and its environmental impact, cost, history, and future.

Preview this book» What people are saying - /5(2). Yet, U.S. nuclear power plants continue to close, reducing nuclear energy’s potential impact.

In their new book, Keeping the Lights on at America’s. If you approach nuclear power as a policy question, on the merits, you will find that, like most things, it’s complicated; there are multiple, overlapping issues involved, and the answers cannot.

The debate over the introduction of nuclear power in Australia has recently become more heated in light of safety concerns over the nuclear reactor meltdown emergency in Japan. Australia has also just committed to a carbon trading scheme to address its reliance on coal-fired energy and reduce greenhouse emissions.

The first book in this series imparts an in-depth exploration of the opposing sides of the nuclear power debate. Contrasting opinions are offered by two Australian environmental scientists, Prof.

Barry W. Brook and Prof. Ian Lowe AO, respected internationally as leaders in their fields. The prospect of nuclear power in Australia has been a topic of public debate since the s. Australia has never had a nuclear power station. Australia hosts 33% of the world's uranium deposits and is the world's third largest producer of uranium after Kazakhstan and Canada.

Australia's extensive low-cost coal and natural gas reserves have historically been used as strong arguments for. Nuclear power is not the only answer to the world-scale threat of global warming. Renewables have their place; so, at least for leveling the flow of electricity when renewables vary, does natural gas.

But nuclear deserves better than the anti-nuclear prejudices and fears that have plagued it. It isn’t the 21st century’s version of the Devil.

Yes. Nuclear power dramatically cuts emissions and fights global warming Max Schulz. "Nuclear Power Is the Future".

Wilson Quarterly. Fall, - "Roughly million metric tons of CO2 emissions are avoided each year in the United States by generating electricity from nuclear power rather than some other source. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, that is nearly equivalent to the CO2.

Power to Save the World is simultaneously a coming-of-age memoir and a technical treatise on nuclear power. Although Ms. Cravens is not a scientist, she is a heck of a good writer.

If, like Joe Friday, your mantra is “just the facts maam”, this book may not be for by: Originally published in This annotated bibliography will serve as a starting point for information on the issue of nuclear power.

Arranged for easy use into three sections – Pro-Nuclear, Anti-Nuclear, and Neutral – the book cites over a hundred of the most important books on the subject, o. Nuclear power must be mentioned as a promising alternative energy source to fossil fuels, although whether it can be considered a form of renewable energy, or whether it is truly cleaner than traditional energy, is a matter of debate.

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How did India emerge as a nuclear weapons power The Debate Book Review: Indian Nuclear Policy. early Cold War origins of Indian thinking on. Nuclear energy uses Uranium as fuel, which is a scarce resource. The supply of Uranium is expected to last only for the next 30 to 60 years (depending on the actual demand).

Therefore nuclear energy is not a renewable energy. From the above mentioned pros and cons of nuclear power plants, it should be evident that nuclear energy cannot be a. Written by nuclear experts in compulsively readable detail, this book takes a moment-by-moment look at what went wrong at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reviewer: Dr W. Palmer This book is one of a large series of + books with ‘a very short introduction’ generally being a Cited by: 1. The meltdown at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was the worst since Chernobyl in Ukraine, 25 years earlier.

Public investment in nuclear energy far out-strips investment in renewables. Nuclear plants are also expensive to set up and decommission, and the costs of storing radioactive waste (effectively indefinitely) also have to be considered.

People fear nuclear accidents. Nuclear meltdowns are many people’s biggest fear about nuclear energy. Nuclear power plants don’t explode like nuclear bombs do; however, if the plant’s cooling systems aren’t functioning properly, the reactor core becomes too hot and begins to release the radioactive byproducts of nuclear fission into the atmosphere, water, and soil.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fenn, Scott. Nuclear power debate. New York: Praeger, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Germany has measures on the books to close all of the country's nuclear reactors by Although a majority of people in Germany oppose nuclear power, there are conflicting views on just how to.

One giant, unanswered problem of nuclear power is what to do with nuclear waste. We produce about 2, tons (2, metric tons) yearly, with nowhere safe to put it.

Currently, the nuclear industry stores the waste in massive concrete structures. France eventually plans to store its nuclear waste far underground, digging tunnels into Author: Heather Quinlan. Nuclear energy pros and cons can be separated into the non-greenhouse gas emitter, consistent supply of energy, and low operating cost for nuclear energy pros compared to potentially highly environmentally damaging, high startup cost, and radioactive waste disposal for nuclear energy cons.

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Growing solar and renewable energy technology is a cost effective, carbon-free solution for our energy future that provides safer and cleaner power production.For decades, the development of nuclear power has sparked staunch debate among scientists, politicians, and activists alike.

Proponents claim that nuclear energy is the most effective way to combat climate change while still meeting the world's growing demand for energy. But its critics argue that expanding nuclear energy is dangerous, costly, and ill-advised.Any power plant which heats water to drive a turbine is most efficiently designed using lots of water for cooling.

But it isn’t strictly necessary, it’s just more efficient than air cooling. Typically, many nuclear plants are on the coast precisely to make use of the water because water .