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The cost of nuclear power

in Nuclear Power

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 2601 words.

‘The cost of nuclear power’ explains the difficulties of costing nuclear power. Construction, decommissioning, and waste disposal all have to be factored in. The cost of licensing new...

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The need for nuclear power

in Nuclear Power

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 4502 words.

‘The need for nuclear power’ explains how the demand for energy is increasing due to population growth and economic activity and puts forward the case for nuclear power. There is a pressing...

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A new science is born

in Nuclear Power

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 3861 words.

By the end of the nineteenth century, it was clear that matter had an atomic structure, but the precise structure of the atoms and the reasons for their exact masses were a complete...

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A new technology is developed

Maxwell Irvine.

in Nuclear Power

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 3076 words.

‘A new technology is developed’ explains the process of nuclear fission and charts the development of nuclear weapons during the Second World War. In August 1939 a letter to President...

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Nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste

in Nuclear Power

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 3269 words.

‘Nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste’ describes the different methods of reprocessing nuclear waste. It explains concerns about the use of reprocessing to produce nuclear...

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Nuclear fusion power

in Nuclear Power

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 3744 words.

‘Nuclear fusion power’ compares the current thermonuclear reactors to fusion reactors. It explains how fusion reactions were common in the early universe and are today the principal source...

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Nuclear Power

Maxwell Irvine.

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 160 pages.

‘Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction’ explains the development of nuclear physics up to the emergence of the nuclear power industry. What part can nuclear power play in meeting global...

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Nuclear safety

in Nuclear Power

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 5067 words.

‘ Nuclear safety’ explains the risks associated with the use and production of nuclear power and responds to some of the concerns frequently raised. We can rule out the possibility of a...

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Thermal nuclear reactors

Maxwell Irvine.

in Nuclear Power

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nuclear Power and Engineering; Nuclear Issues (Environmental Science). 5849 words.

‘Thermal nuclear reactors’ explains how the technology that had ended the Second World War was turned into a source of civil power. It is now more than fifty years since operations of the...

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