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Is nuclear power necessary?

Amory B. Lovins

Is nuclear power necessary?

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Published by Friends of the Earth in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear energy -- Government policy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statement[by] Amory Lovins.
    SeriesFriends of the Earth energy papers ; no. 3
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9698.A2 L66
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 49 p. ;
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4188647M
    ISBN 100905966198
    LC Control Number80467065
    OCLC/WorldCa6277553

    When the plant is completed, the utility need only show that it was constructed in accordance with the plans originally approved. It builds and lights schools, purifies water, powers farm machinery, drives sewing machines and robot assemblers, stores and moves information. If everything went wrong, the chair said, everyone within miles of the plant would have to evacuate. On the other hand, most people would not consider the scientific literature to be interesting reading. There is no off switch for radioactivity, so experts are forced to bury it deep underground.

    Technological Forecasting and Social Change And then the bottom fell out. Generating 1, MW of electricity for a year requires 2, train cars of coal or 10 supertankers of oil, but only one 10 cubic-meter fuel assembly of uranium. Another aspect of the new design philosophy is to favor a larger tolerance to variation in operating conditions over optimizing efficiency.

    In present-day power plants, active cooling using water pumps is necessary to control the pressure. Fission can also occur spontaneously, but the time required for a heavy nucleus to decay spontaneously by fission 10 million billion years in the case of uranium is so long that induced fission by thermal neutrons is the only practical application of nuclear fission. And we have evidence that a very different global threat is real — a threat moreover that nuclear power can act directly to significantly reduce. The positions presented in this book are those of the Establishment.


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