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Nuclear power [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Harry Henderson.

By: Henderson, Harry, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary world issues: Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 250 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1576074358 (electronic bk.); 9781576074350 (electronic bk.); 1280720875; 9781280720871.Subject(s): Nuclear engineering | Nuclear engineering -- History | Nuclear accidents | Nuclear energy -- Government policy | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- Nuclear | PhysicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nuclear power.DDC classification: 333.792/4/09 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Discovery of Nuclear Energy -- Nuclear Fission -- The First Nuclear Reactor -- Nuclear Power and Its Problems -- Nuclear Power Comes On-Line -- Radiation, Health, and the Environment -- The Search for Safety -- Three Mile Island -- The Chernobyl Disaster -- The Nuclear Waste Problem -- Yucca Mountain -- Transporting Nuclear Waste -- Nuclear Proliferation -- What Do You Do with an Old Nuke? -- A Nuclear Sunset? -- A Nuclear Renaissance? -- Conclusion: An Uncertain Future -- Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) -- Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906- ) -- Niels Bohr (1885-1962) -- Helen B. Caldicott (1938- ) -- Jimmy Carter (1924- ) -- Bernard Cohen (1924- ) -- Barry Commoner (1917- ) -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) -- Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) -- John Gofman (1918- ) -- Bourke B. Hickenlooper (1896-1971) -- Henry M. Jackson (1912-1983) -- David E. Lilienthal (1899-1981) -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968) -- G.C. Minor (1937-1999) -- Mayumi Oda (1941- ) -- J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) -- Dixy Lee Ray (1914-1994) -- Hyman G. Rickover (1900-1987) -- Glenn T. Seaborg (1912-1999) -- Karen Silkwood (1946-1974) -- Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974) -- Grace Thorpe (1924- ) -- Stewart Udall (1920- ) -- Facts, Illustrations, and Documents -- Design and Operation of Nuclear Power Plants -- Basic Nuclear Plant Designs -- Nuclear Contribution to the U.S. Energy Supply -- Reactors in the United States -- World Nuclear Reactors -- The Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Waste -- The Nuclear Fuel Cycle -- Locations of Spent Fuel Storage -- The Yucca Mountain Proposal.
Summary: A comprehensive guide which helps readers explore the science, technology, politics and culture that surround nuclear energy. Issues covered include: arguments for and against the expansion of the nuclear industry; accidents and their aftermath; the problem of nuclear waste; and the nuclear legacy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Discovery of Nuclear Energy -- Nuclear Fission -- The First Nuclear Reactor -- Nuclear Power and Its Problems -- Nuclear Power Comes On-Line -- Radiation, Health, and the Environment -- The Search for Safety -- Three Mile Island -- The Chernobyl Disaster -- The Nuclear Waste Problem -- Yucca Mountain -- Transporting Nuclear Waste -- Nuclear Proliferation -- What Do You Do with an Old Nuke? -- A Nuclear Sunset? -- A Nuclear Renaissance? -- Conclusion: An Uncertain Future -- Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) -- Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906- ) -- Niels Bohr (1885-1962) -- Helen B. Caldicott (1938- ) -- Jimmy Carter (1924- ) -- Bernard Cohen (1924- ) -- Barry Commoner (1917- ) -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) -- Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) -- John Gofman (1918- ) -- Bourke B. Hickenlooper (1896-1971) -- Henry M. Jackson (1912-1983) -- David E. Lilienthal (1899-1981) -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968) -- G.C. Minor (1937-1999) -- Mayumi Oda (1941- ) -- J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) -- Dixy Lee Ray (1914-1994) -- Hyman G. Rickover (1900-1987) -- Glenn T. Seaborg (1912-1999) -- Karen Silkwood (1946-1974) -- Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974) -- Grace Thorpe (1924- ) -- Stewart Udall (1920- ) -- Facts, Illustrations, and Documents -- Design and Operation of Nuclear Power Plants -- Basic Nuclear Plant Designs -- Nuclear Contribution to the U.S. Energy Supply -- Reactors in the United States -- World Nuclear Reactors -- The Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Waste -- The Nuclear Fuel Cycle -- Locations of Spent Fuel Storage -- The Yucca Mountain Proposal.

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A comprehensive guide which helps readers explore the science, technology, politics and culture that surround nuclear energy. Issues covered include: arguments for and against the expansion of the nuclear industry; accidents and their aftermath; the problem of nuclear waste; and the nuclear legacy.

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