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U.S. commercial nuclear power

Barry Roberts

U.S. commercial nuclear power

historical perspective, current status, and outlook

by Barry Roberts

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Published by Energy Information Administration, Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels, U.S. Department of Energy, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear industry -- United States,
  • Nuclear fuels

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Barry Roberts, Andrew Reynolds, Gene Clark
    ContributionsReynolds, Andrew W, Clark, Gene, 1944-, United States. Energy Information Administration. Nuclear & Alternate Fuels Division
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16801546M

    A single new nuclear power plant requires approximately , cubic yards of concrete, 66, tons of steel, 44 miles of piping, miles of electric wiring, and , electrical components. New U.S. Nuclear Plant Procurement of U.S. Equipment and Services Since , the U.S. nuclear supply chain has contracted because of the lack ofFile Size: KB. nuclear powerplants in commercial operation or under construction. That is an impressive world-wide commitment to nuclear power technology. During the s, the U.S. faces several major energy issues and has developed several major goals for nuclear power, which are: uTo maintain exacting safety and design standards; uTo reduce economic risk;.

    @article{osti_, title = {Commercial nuclear power: prospects for the United States and the world. [ AD and AD]}, author = {Mayes, F. and Gielecki, M. and Diedrich, R. and Hewlett, J. and Murphy, T.}, abstractNote = {This analysis report presents the current status and outlook for commercial nuclear power reactors for all countries in the world outside centrally planned economic. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing entitled, “Preserving and Expanding Clean, Reliable Nuclear Power: U.S. Commercial Nuclear Reactor Performance Trends and Safety Initiatives.” WEDNESDAY, Novem AM. Room of .

    In the early s, when the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission believed high-grade uranium ores to be in short supply domestically, it considered extracting uranium for nuclear weapons from the abundant U.S. supply of fly ash from coal burning. In , China began exploring such extraction, drawing on a pile of some million metric tons of brown-coal fly ash at Xiaolongtang in Yunnan.   Shippingport power station was the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world. In the post-World War II era, the Atomic Energy Commission was created to explore peaceful opportunities for the same nuclear materials the U.S. used in Japan at the end of the war. Now almost 70 years later, there are nuclear reactors harnessing that same.


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