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Author Hore-Lacy, Ian.

Title Nuclear energy in the 21st century : the World Nuclear University primer / Ian Hore-Lacy
Published London : World Nuclear University Press ; Burlington, Mass. : Elsevier, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (167 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Foreword by Dr Patrick Moore;Introduction;Energy use;Electricity today and tomorrow;Nuclear power;The front end of the nuclear fuel cycle;The back end of the nuclear fuel cycle;Other nuclear energy applications;Environment, health and safety issues;Avoiding weapons proliferation;History of nuclear energy;Appendices;Glossary;Index
Summary The onset of the 21st century has coincided with mounting scientific evidence of the severe environmental impact of global energy consumption. In response, governments and environmentalists on every continent have begun to re-evaluate the benefits of nuclear power as a clean, non-emitting energy resource. Today nuclear power plants operate in some 30 countries, and nuclear energy has become a safe and reliable source of one-sixth of the worlds electricity. This base has the potential to be expanded widely as part of a worldwide clean-energy revolution. Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century is an authoritative resource for educators, students, policy-makers and interested lay-people. This balanced and accessible text provides: *An inroad into nuclear science for the non-specialist *A valuable account of many aspects of nuclear technology, including industry applications *Answers to public concerns about safety, proliferation, and waste management *Up-to-date data and references This edition comes with a Foreword by Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, which attests to todays worldwide re-evaluation of nuclear power. The World Nuclear University (WNU) is a global partnership of industry, inter-governmental, and academic institutions committed to enhancing education in nuclear science and technology. WNU partners include the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the OECD, and the World Nuclear Association (WNA). With a secretariat staffed by government-sponsored secondees, the London-based WNU Coordinating Centre fosters a diversity of collaborative projects to strengthen nuclear education and rebuild future leadership in nuclear science and technology. Global in perspective and rich in data Draws on the intellectual resources of the World Nuclear Association Includes Physics of uranium; uranium enrichment; waste management Provides technical perspective with an understanding of environmental issues
Notes Copyright: World Nuclear Association
"Previously published as Nuclear electricity: 1st-7th editions, 1978-2003."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Nuclear energy -- Study and teaching
Power resources -- Study and teaching
Nuclear power plants -- Study and teaching
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- Nuclear.
Nuclear energy -- Study and teaching
Nuclear power plants -- Study and teaching
Power resources -- Study and teaching
Form Electronic book
Author Hore-Lacy, Ian. Nuclear electricity
World Nuclear Association.
World Nuclear University.
ISBN 9780123736222
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