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Last tango for nuclear?

by Ensia  (Jan. 30, 2015)

The U.S. nuclear power industry’s three-step: Revival, long goodbye or state-aided life support. As pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions grows, nuclear power is drawing growing attention — for better or worse. In this piece, the first of a series of three being published at Environmental Health News with funding ...

Effect of the radiation heat loss on propagation of the spherical flame through premixed coal dust

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 16, 2014)

An analytical study has been conducted to investigate the effect of radiation heat loss on the spherical flame propagation in coal–dust clouds. This research can be valuable in the development of alternative fuels; and it can be used by the fire safety and control industry. The model includes the evaporation of the volatile matter of dust ...

Sovereignty of states, peaceful nuclear energy and principles of international environmental law

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 1, 2014)

The sovereign right of states to peaceful nuclear energy is analysed on the basis of principles of international environmental law. The exercise of this right depends on the implementation of certain obligations under international law. The notion of sovereignty as independence and superiority does not serve the challenges of peaceful nuclear ...

Nuclear energy strategies in the UK and Finland: a critical evaluation on current and future prospective

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 1, 2014)

Nuclear strategies of the UK and Finland are a widely debated area. With power plants, both fossil fuelled and nuclear powered, in the two countries about to expire, now is the time to make decisions to take their energy security and supply well into the forthcoming century. With this in mind, policies have been made within the European Union to ...

Nuclear–powered unmanned aerial vehicles for science, industry and telecommunications

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 1, 2014)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) suffer from limitations on flight persistence and on electrical power for avionics and payload systems. Both limitations may be effectively lifted by the use of an on–board nuclear engine, which will open up the horizon for further UAV applications in science and industry. Nuclear–powered UAVs were studied in the ...

Comparative assessment of ultimate disposal facilities for carbon dioxide and radioactive waste: overview and synthesis

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The world community is seeking to move towards cleaner sources of energy for electricity generation to protect the environment. In addition to renewables, nuclear power and fossil fuel plants with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) are potential clean energy sources, if their wastes, i.e., radioactive material and CO2, are ...

Comparison of cost estimates of final disposal facilities for carbon dioxide and high–level radioactive waste

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 29, 2014)

This paper presents new research and new cost calculations for carbon dioxide (CO2) disposal in Cuba and Lithuania, as well as lessons from the comparative assessment of CO2 and high–level Radioactive Waste (RW) disposal costs in several countries. Nuclear power and CO2 Capture and Disposal (CCD) ...

Comparing policy, regulations and institutions for geological disposal of radioactive waste and carbon dioxide

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 29, 2014)

This paper compares the policy, regulatory and institutional (PRI) settings of Radioactive Waste (RW) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) disposal for selected countries. This comparison is premised on the following arguments: (a) the policy/political acceptance of nuclear power and coal power with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to redress the ...

Public perception of ultimate disposal facilities for radioactive waste and carbon dioxide: results from a cross–national comparison

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The public perception of ultimate disposal facilities for Radioactive Waste (RW) and carbon dioxide (CO2) is crucial for the selection, construction and operation of such sites. This paper presents a cross–national comparison of the public perceptions of ultimate disposal facilities for RW and CO2 in the Czech Republic, Germany and ...

Comparison of monitoring programmes of ultimate disposal facilities for radioactive waste and carbon dioxide

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 29, 2014)

Reliable and cost–effective monitoring is an important part of making geological repositories safe, effective, and acceptable for radioactive waste disposal and carbon dioxide (CO2) storage. The major objectives of monitoring should include the evolution of disposal systems compared to the baseline data of the undisturbed site, as well as the ...

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