Nuclear Energy: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

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American Institute of Physics, Jan 1, 1996 - Science - 396 pages
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Market: Scientists in nuclear engineering, engineering students, and government policy makers with technical backgrounds. This book presents an objective view of nuclear energy as an important source for future energy needs. It discusses various types of reactors, the nuclear fuel cycle, the problem of nuclear waste disposal, reactor accidents, safety and new types of reactors that are being considered, and the cost of electricity from nuclear power. Additional themes include the problem of nuclear weapons, their storage, and, very important, their disposal as nuclear arsenals are pared down.

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Contents

NUCLEAR POWER DEVELOPMENT
1
NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY AND RADIATION EXPOSURES
20
NEUTRON REACTIONS
46
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