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Nuclear power issues and choices

NUCLEAR ENERGY POLICY STUDY GROUP.

Nuclear power issues and choices

by NUCLEAR ENERGY POLICY STUDY GROUP.

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Published by Ballinger in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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Statementsponsored by the Ford Foundation ; administered by the MITRE Corporation.
The Physical Object
Pagination418p. :
Number of Pages418
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19628975M

This book covers various topics, from thermal-hydraulic analysis to the safety analysis of nuclear power plant. It does not focus only on current power plant issues. Instead, it aims to address the challenging ideas that can be implemented in and used for the development of future nuclear power plants. This book will take the readers into the world of innovative research and Cited by: 1. t PART IV: SOME KEY NUCLEAR ISSUES New Information on Radiation Health Hazards-- e Nuclear Waste: The Protracted Debate in the UK-- Nuclear's Inherent Insecurities-- Risk, Economics and Nuclear Power-- ll & n PART V: NUCLEAR AROUND THE WORLD Nuclear Power - The European Dimension-- tt .

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