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How safe is nuclear energy?

by Sir Alan Howard Cottrell

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Published by Heinemann in London, Exeter, N.H .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear energy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSir Alan Cottrell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK9146 .C64 1981
    The Physical Object
    Pagination123 p. ;
    Number of Pages123
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3792896M
    ISBN 100435541757
    LC Control Number81081202

    The volume covers nuclear physics and basic technology, nuclear station design, nuclear station operation, and nuclear safety. Each chapter is independent but with the necessary technical overlap to provide a complete work on the safe and economic design and . International law and nuclear energy: Overview of the legal framework The global legal order for the atom's safe and peaceful uses is grounded on a mix of binding norms and advisory regulations by Mohamed ElBaradei, Edwin Nwogugu and John Rames n eaceful applications of nuclear energy — and all the promise they entail for humanity — are.

      Nuclear’s worst accidents show that the technology has always been safe for the same, inherent reason that it has always had such a small environmental impact: the high energy density of its fuel.   Some libertarians and conservatives promote a narrative that government regulation and unwarranted public fear are keeping us from safe, clean nuclear energy. Those with a free-market position quickly see and rightfully condemn the damages caused by subsidizing “green” energy, such as solar and wind power, yet they are unaware of or ignore.

      By uncovering nuclear industry lies, demystifying nuclear power reveals the danger of nuclear waste and radiation from atomic energy to people’s health and the environment worldwide. Growing solar and renewable energy technology is a cost effective, carbon-free solution for our energy future that provides safer and cleaner power production.   Nuclear energy is extraordinarily safe A lot of opposition to nuclear power is motivated by fears over the safety of nuclear reactors. Chernobyl and Fukushima scared the pants off people.


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