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Public risk perception of nuclear waste

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 23, 2009)

Nuclear waste has emerged as a very salient issue in the nuclear power debate. In the present study, a broad range of risk perception and attitude dimensions concerned with nuclear waste was investigated. It was found that most respondents from the general public were not willing to accept a local high-level nuclear waste repository in their home ...

Winners, Losers, and the Nuclear-Waste Dilemma

by Springer  (Jun. 1, 2006)

This paper explores how property-right assignment affects social efficiency when a public program has both “public good” and “public bad” components. We show that when willingness to accept a public bad exceeds the willingness to pay, the net benefit is unambiguously lower when the property right supports the status quo institutional structure. ...

Top 3 Uses of Activated Carbon

by Nichem Co.  (Jul. 7, 2016)

Activated carbon is an effective purifier. It is used to remove organic pollutants from different gaseous, liquid and solid substances. By removing the undesirable organic compounds, activated carbon can successfully remove the odour and taste of these compounds from a wide range of things.  Unlike other purification agents that react with ...

Management of spent nuclear fuel and its waste

by European Commission, Joint Research Centre  (Sep. 30, 2014)

The spent nuclear fuel from the operation of nuclear power plants needs to be managed in a safe, responsible and effective way. Several possibilities exist to deal with the spent fuel. Within the so-called “open fuel cycle”, it is disposed of without further use. When “closing the fuel cycle”, the energetic component in the ...

Nuclear waste storage and environmental intergenerational externalities

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 7, 2015)

This article analyses the long–term consequences of nuclear waste storage within a general equilibrium framework. The objective is to determine the conditions for which the storage of waste, and thus the transfer of externalities towards the future, can be optimal. These conditions could explain the implementation of intergenerational ...

Societal risk communication and nuclear waste disposal

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 10, 2004)

How to deal with health and environmental protection is one of the most difficult and challenging modern policy issues. Accurate and balanced public understanding and perception of risk is essential for the development of technologies and the protection of public health and environment. Misconceived views of various environmental risks could ...

Book Review: Nuclear Waste. Law, Policy and Pragmatism

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 31, 2006)

Nuclear Waste. Law, Policy and Pragmatism, by Peter Riley. Ashgate, 2004. 300pp. ISBN 0-7546-2318-1Keywords: book ...

Opinion: Nuclear Waste Management and New Build

Keywords: nuclear power, Generic Design Assessment, CO2 emissions, radiological protection, thermal oxide reprocessing, Radioactive Substances Act, Ionising Radiations Regulations, decommissioning and remediation of nuclear sites INTRODUCTION The history of designing, constructing and commissioning new nuclear power stations in the UK is not, it ...

The UK nuclear option

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 19, 2005)

The UK faces the need to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. A decision has yet to be made to replace its currently retiring nuclear reactors with modern reactors, yet time is pressing if the UK is to meet its emission target and ensure security of its future energy supply.Keywords: nuclear power, nuclear energy, nuclear waste, nuclear economics, ...

Advances in nuclear desalination

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2004)

The Nuclear Desalination Demonstration Project (NDDP) at Kalpakkam aims to demonstrate the safe and economic production of good quality water by desalination of seawater comprising 4,500 m³/d Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) and 1,800 m³/d Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant. The design of the hybrid MSF–RO plant to be set up at an existing nuclear power station is ...

Floating nuclear power plants

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 20, 2007)

Nuclear energy, in comparison with other modes of energy generation such as hydro, thermal and non-conventional sources, has high energy density with little environmental pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. The methodologies to check the problems of nuclear radiation hazards and waste associated with this technology are continuously being ...

The flawed economics of nuclear power

by Earth Policy Institute  (Oct. 28, 2008)

Over the last few years the nuclear industry has used concerns about climate change to argue for a nuclear revival. Although industry representatives may have convinced some political leaders that this is a good idea, there is little evidence of private capital investing in nuclear plants in competitive electricity markets. The reason is simple: ...

Nuclear 2.0 a revival with bugs

by European Energy Review (EER)  (May 18, 2009)

Nuclear power is undergoing a revival. Over the past years, governments all over the world have given the green light for new nuclear power plants, or have adopted legislation enabling new plants to be built. However, the financial crisis is causing delays, the waste storage problem remains unsolved and safety continues to be an ...

U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

by Earth Policy Institute  (Sep. 10, 2013)

Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It then plateaued between 2007 and 2010—before falling more than 4 percent over the last two years. Projections for 2013 show a further 1 percent drop. ...

The future of nuclear power worldwide

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 14, 2009)

Energy production from fossil fuels, mainly natural gas and coal, contributes significantly to global warming through large-scale greenhouse gas emissions, mainly of hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide. At least for the next few decades, one of the realistic options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from ...

The promise of nuclear power

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 8, 2006)

The promise of nuclear power for the future is bright. Solutions have been worked out for the safe storage of nuclear waste. Environmentalists are reconsidering their opposition to nuclear power. Nuclear is economically competitive with fossil systems for electricity generation. Fast breeder reactors reduce the decay time for spent fuel from ...

Prospects for nuclear energy in Europe

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 13, 2008)

This paper adds to the debate about the role of nuclear power in sustainable development by providing an overview of its current status and future prospects in Europe. The main economic and environmental concerns that nuclear energy could mitigate – energy dependency, air pollution and climate change – are analysed over three time frames. ...

Global nuclear crisis

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 8, 2010)

We are living in a world rife with many types of crises. The most prominent and urgent crisis involves the Earth's ecology. Environmental crises involving ozone depletion, global warming, toxic and radioactive wastes, air pollution, industrial accidents, etc., are affecting communities around the world. This paper examines changes in crisis ...

Sitting on a nuclear bombshell

by European Energy Review (EER)  (Apr. 27, 2009)

The images resemble production stills from a cheap Hollywood thriller. Some 125,000 rusty yellow and brown barrels are dumped carelessly into taverns deep below the ground, covered with dirt or salt, and left there to wait out time. The barrels contain nuclear waste, and they are located inside Asse, a research repository for lowand mid-level ...

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 ...

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