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Benefits and risks of nuclear power in California

Roger Dunstan

Benefits and risks of nuclear power in California

by Roger Dunstan

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Published by California State Library, California Research Bureau in Sacramento, CA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California.
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear energy -- California,
    • Nuclear industry -- California,
    • Nuclear power plants -- Risk assessment -- California,
    • Radioactive waste disposal -- Risk assessment -- California,
    • Nuclear power plants -- Environmental aspects -- California

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Roger Dunstan.
      SeriesCRB ;, 02-008, CRB (Series) ;, 02-008.
      ContributionsCalifornia State Library. California Research Bureau.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTK9024.C2 D86 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination70 p. :
      Number of Pages70
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3647097M
      ISBN 101587031566
      LC Control Number2002485997
      OCLC/WorldCa50181199

        And in "Pandora's Promise", a clear-eyed and balanced film about the benefits of nuclear power, director Robert Stone introduces a cast of unlikely defenders of this awesome source of energy Author: Ashutosh Jogalekar. Nuclear power comes from the process of nuclear fission, or the splitting of atoms. The resulting controlled nuclear chain reaction creates heat, which is used to boil water, produce steam, and drive turbines that generate electricity. The United States is home .

      The historical and projected benefits of nuclear power are estimated as the cost differential between nuclear power and an alternative baseload generating source times the quantity of electricity generated. From through coal and nuclear power were close competitors in most regions, with nuclear power holding a small cost advantage.   Four nuclear plants have closed this year and dozens are at risk of early retirement, as the industry faces low-cost competitors and renewed doubts about the wisdom of nuclear power. Myths And Facts About Nuclear Power. of coal pose greater health risks. As this chart shows, nuclear power is a miniscule part of most people's exposure to radiation, far outweighed by natural.

        I lived in the shadow of a nuclear power plant in Ontario, NY. I've seen both Japan's nuclear power plant crisis still unresolved, people and their governments around the world are reassessing the safety of their nuclear plants. A Reuters' story suggests that buyers will discount the value of homes near nuclear plants despite years of safe operations. Before it happened, it was hard to imagine that a combined megaquake and tsunami in Japan could cascade to a nuclear disaster. Yet that’s exactly what happened at the Fukushima Daiichi (Number 1) nuclear power plant, kilometers northeast of Tokyo, last month. This incident has put Japan’s nuclear policy in the spotlight, but its implications go far beyond a single country. Nuclear power disadvantages also include the cost of building nuclear power plants, which is astronomical. Because nuclear power only provides electricity, problems involving oil .


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