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Nuclear Energy, Fifth Edition provides nuclear engineers, plant designers and radiation physicists with a comprehensive overview of nuclear energy and its uses, discusses potential problems and provides an outlook for the future
New and important trends are discussed including probabilistic safety analysis (PSA), deregulation of the electric power industry to permit competition in the supply of electricity
improvements in performance characteristics of nuclear power plants, such as capacity factor, production costs, and safety factors
storage and disposal of all types of radioactive wastes
advances in decontamination, decommissioning and reutilization
continued progress in evolutionary reactors
increased interest in the role of nuclear power in reducing pollution and global warming. Attention will also be given to the developments in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, France, Sweden, South Korea, China and Third World Countries. The author also looks at the problems of nuclear weapons proliferation and the potential threat from terrorist organizations or reckless countries. In addition, the author has identified Web sites and other electronic information sources to supplement all of the topics covered in this book.
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Nuclear engineering, Nuclear energy