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Nuclear energy and public safety

Michael R. Gabriel

Nuclear energy and public safety

by Michael R. Gabriel

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Published by CPL Bibliographies in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power plants -- Accidents -- Bibliography.,
  • Nuclear power plants -- Safety measures -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes indexes.

    Statementby Michael Gabriel.
    SeriesCPL bibliography ;, no. 73-74
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ5162.A26 G3 1982, TK9152 G3 1982
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3481825M
    ISBN 10086602073X, 0866020748
    LC Control Number82001187

    Inside this book, you will find a bit of history about nuclear power that began in when the Atomic Energy Act of ( th Congress, 2 nd Session) became a law. This scholarly text explores the political, business, construction, and environmental elements surrounding nuclear power plant safety and regulation within the United States. Nuclear power and the public safety: a study in regulation. [Elizabeth S Rolph] Nuclear power and the public safety. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: # Nuclear energy--Law and legislation\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.

    This book is very detailed in the describing the basics of nuclear energy, different methods used to create nuclear reactions, the various types of reactors used in nuclear power plants, their construction, safety considerations and the economics of nuclear power compared to alternative means for /5(38).   Nuclear safety is both about public perception, the viewpoint of the enemies of nuclear power, and about actual industrial design and practice. Relative to other industries the safety practices of the nuclear industry are very good.

      Advanced nuclear is the umbrella term used to describe novel research on smaller reactor designs that incorporate alternative nuclear fuels and cooling systems. Some advanced designs reuse existing nuclear waste as fuel; or use fuel that does not require enrichment, which reduces security concerns associated with nuclear energy. And aside from Chernobyl, no one, from nuclear workers to the general public, has ever died from radiation exposure due to a commercial nuclear reactor incident [source: PBS Frontline]. That said, Chernobyl led to a percent spike in congenital birth deformities, according to a Author: Heather Quinlan.


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