Power production : what are the risks?

J.H. Fremlin

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 TO RISKS Introduction The risks of modern life in Britain Risks of cancer and mutation-the background Radiation and cancer POWER PRODUCTION, POWER CONSERVATION, AND NEEDS Energy supplies-renewable resources Energy supplies-coal, oil, gas, and nuclear Conservation of energy QUANTITATIVE DISCUSSION OF RISKS Accidental risks to the public due to energy production other than nuclear Risks of nuclear accidents The numbers killed in routine power production Wastes from the nuclear power industry Wastes from other power sources ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS AND THE OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR POWER Terrorism and proliferation The environmental effects of power production The opposition to large-scale power production Finale APPENDIX REFERENCES INDEX

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書名 Power production : what are the risks?
著作者等 Fremlin D. H.
Fremlin J. H.
出版元 A. Hilger
刊行年月 1989
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 vi, 347 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0852741332
0852741324
NCID BA07881011
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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