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The Challenges to Nuclear Power in the Twenty-First Century

The Challenges to Nuclear Power in the Twenty-First Century by Behram N. Kursunogammalu
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“International Energy Forum 1999” was held in Washington D.C. during November 5-6, 1999 in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City. Once again the main topic was Nuclear Energy. Various papers presented contained pros and cons of Nuclear Energy for generating electricity. We were aiming to clarify the often discussed subject matter of the virtues of Nuclear Energy with regard to Global Warming as compared to using fossil fuels for the generation of electricity. The latter is also currently the only way to operate our means of transportation like automobiles, planes etc. Therefore emission into the atmosphere of greenhouse gases constitutes the main source of Global Warming, which is absent in the case of Nuclear Energy. These arguments are often put forward to promote the use of Nuclear Energy. However not all is well with the Nuclear Energy. There are the questions of the waste problem so far unsolved, safety of Nuclear Reactors is not guaranteed to the extent that they are inherently safe. If we aim to construct inherently safe reactors, then the economics of a Nuclear Reactor makes it unacceptable.
Springer US; May 2007
139 pages; ISBN 9780306471056
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Title: The Challenges to Nuclear Power in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Behram N. Kursunogammalu; Stephan L. Mintz; Arnold Perlmutter
 
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