Nuc Waste Safety (1)

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Nuclear Power: Safety and Environmental Issues James F. Jackson
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Nuclear Power Advantages Enormous energy per unit mass—small fuel and waste volumes Centuries of domestic fuel available—no mining with advanced fuel cycles Virtually no air pollution—including carbon emissions High Capacity Factors—good base-load power generation
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Nuclear Power Produces a Relatively Small Volume of Waste If all of the electricity you use in your lifetime were produced with nuclear power, the amount of waste that would be attributable to you would fit into a single coke can.
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Nuclear Contribution is substantial 442 Plants Worldwide- ~17% of electricity 103 Plants in the U.S.- ~20% of electricity In the U.S. from 1995 – 2005, nuclear power avoided the emission of 7.3 billion tons of CO 2 , 41 million tons of SO 2 , and 16.9 million tons of NO.
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U.S. Nuclear Plants
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Low Electrical Generation Costs For 2005: Natural Gas: 7.5 cents/Kwh Coal : 2.2 cents/Kwh Nuclear : 1.7 cents/Kwh
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Near Term Prospects Most U.S. plants seeking 20 yr license extensions: 48 completed, 17 under review, 27 more expected to apply U.S. Companies planning ~30 new plants Three Early Site Permits issued,
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course CHEM 311 taught by Professor Vincentwilding during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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