Power Production: What are the Risks?
CRC Press, 1 jan. 1989 - 347 pagina's
The debate about nuclear power and the risks involved continues to rage but of course all forms of power production have their own particular and sometimes considerable risks. Power Production: What Are the Risks? includes completely new chapters to take into account the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, the disaster at Piper Alpha, and the much debated problems of acid rain and the greenhouse effect. The book evaluates the risks involved in using coal and oil-fired generation of nuclear and hydro power. The author contends that in our modern industrial society the risks of power production are less than the consequences of having insufficient supplies of power. He uses technical data from many fields of research to estimate the risks to the public from both renewable and nonrenewable sources.
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Risks of cancer and mutationthe background
Radiation and cancer
Energy suppliesrenewable resources
Energy suppliescoal oil gas and nuclear
Conservation of energy
Accidental risks to the public due to energy production
Risks of nuclear accidents
Wastes from the nuclear power industry
Wastes from other power sources
Environmental Effects the Opposition to Nuclear
The environmental effects of power production
The opposition to largescale power production
A mechanism of cancer initiation
The numbers killed in routine power production
Overige edities - Alles weergeven
absorbed accident acid activity alpha particles amount areas atoms average beta BNFL bomb Britain British burning cancer deaths cancer rates carbon dioxide carcinogens cause CEGB cells Chapter chemical Chernobyl coal collective dose concentration containing cost countries damage dangerous death rate decay dose rates effects efficiency electricity energy estimate expected explosion extra factor figure fire fission products flask fossil fuels gamma rays GWye half-life heat ICRP important increase irradiation isotopes killed large number less leukaemia living lung cancer Magnox major man-rems material metres million tonnes mrem mutations natural needed neutrons nuclear power stations nucleus number of deaths occur operation output plants plutonium pollution population possible probability produced proportion pump radiation doses radiation hormesis radioactive radium radon reactor reduce result risk Sellafield serious smoke sources supply tank temperature tonnes turbines unlikely uranium wastes wind wind turbines
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