Power Production: What are the Risks?

Voorkant
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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Introduction
3
Risks of cancer and mutationthe background
28
Radiation and cancer
38
Energy suppliesrenewable resources
71
Energy suppliescoal oil gas and nuclear
93
Conservation of energy
115
Accidental risks to the public due to energy production
131
Risks of nuclear accidents
146
Wastes from the nuclear power industry
203
Wastes from other power sources
241
Environmental Effects the Opposition to Nuclear
255
The environmental effects of power production
268
The opposition to largescale power production
284
Finale
306
A mechanism of cancer initiation
312
Copyright

The numbers killed in routine power production
174

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