|Other titles||Progress in nuclear energy.|
|Statement||guest editor, L. Manning Muntzing.|
|Series||Progress in nuclear energy -- v. 7, no. 2.|
|Contributions||Muntzing, L. Manning, 1934-|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||p. 73-126 ;|
|Number of Pages||126|
|LC Control Number||77025743|
Nuclear power plants -- Law and legislation -- United States. Nuclear energy -- Law and legislation -- United States. Nuclear energy -- Law and legislation. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of o results for "nuclear power" Skip to . Nuclear reactors in the United States may have large concrete domes covering the reactor. A containment structure is required to contain accidental releases of radiation. Not all nuclear power plants have cooling towers. Some nuclear power plants use water from lakes, rivers, or the ocean for cooling. Nuclear power compared to other sources of electricity in the US, – Nuclear power in the United States is provided by 95 commercial reactors with a net capacity of 98 gigawatts (GW), 64 pressurized water reactors and 32 boiling water reactors. In they produced a total of terawatt hours of electricity, which accounted for 20% of the nation's total electric energy generation.
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The reasons in the United States include reduced growth in demand for electricity, high costs, regulatory uncertainty, and public opinion. In the United States, concern for safety, the economics of nuclear power, and waste disposal issues adversely affect the general acceptance of nuclear power. Get this from a library! The regulation of nuclear power in three countries: the United States, France, and Japan. [Thomas J Schoenbaum; Joseph H Ainley; Dean Rusk Center.]. Although radiation is naturally present in our environment, it can have either beneficial or harmful effects, depending on its use and control. For that reason, Congress charged the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with protecting people and the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation as a result of civilian uses of nuclear. The future of nuclear power in the United States, and indeed in much of the world, is bleak. Small modular reactors will not change that prognosis. Small modular reactors will not change that.