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- ROK's Control Practices for Nuclear Power Plant Exports. Seong Youn Jo // Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Ann;2010, p1
The green house effect due to the uncontrolled release of carbon dioxide is threatening the ecosystem of this planet. It is necessary to reduce drastically the use of fossil fuel in order to preserve the environment. It is now commonly agreed that the nuclear energy should be able to take the...
- IT'S SCARY. IT'S EXPENSIVE. IT COULD SAVE THE EARTH. Pettit, Charles // National Geographic;Apr2006, Vol. 209 Issue 4, p54
This article focuses on the possibility of returning to nuclear power as a source of energy for its environment-friendly operation. The U.S. nuclear industry imploded after the 1979 partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island reactors in Pennsylvania, followed by Chernobyl in 1986. Today, with...
- A technological dream turns into a nightmare. Eglin, Roger // Management Today;Jul94, p16
Provides information on the danger of nuclear power. Cost of nuclear power; Lobbying by Nuclear Electric; Study on nuclear power by the Royal Institute of International Affair's energy and environmental program; Projected amount of nuclear waste in storage by 2010.
- Power for the people: Energy and the environment. Kock, Irene; Malcolmson, Sheila // Women & Environments;Winter/Spring91, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p18
Presents the protests worldwide against nuclear power and the environmental problems associated with it. Examples of countries reported to have protest movements; Influences of women in the protests; Suggested alternative sources of energy.
- Global warming: No nuclear quick fix. Miller, A.; Mintzer, I. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jun1990, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p30
Argues against the sudden expansion of nuclear power worldwide in order to reduce the risks of global warming. High capital costs; Large-scale plants and supporting infrastructure; Problems in meeting `Toronto target' global carbon emissions.
- Government faces both ways on Thorp. Webb, Jeremy // New Scientist;7/10/93, Vol. 139 Issue 1881, p6
Reports on the case against thermal oxide reprocessing plant (THORP). Amendment from John Major and five Cabinet Ministers; License for THROP to discharge nuclear waste; Figures for potential income; Requirements imposed by the contract; Storage of spent fuel.
- Environmentalists divided on role of nuclear power for world's energy needs. Heffern, Rich // National Catholic Reporter;4/1/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p6
The article focuses on the divided points of view of several environmentalists in dealing with the efficiencies and risks of using nuclear-derived source of energy.
- The El NiÃ± o -- Southern Oscillation in the Second Hadley Centre Coupled Model and Its Response to Greenhouse Warming. Collins, Matthew // Journal of Climate;4/1/2000, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p1299
This paper describes El Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) interannual variability simulated in the second Hadley Centre coupled model under "control" and "greenhouse warming" scenarios. The model produces a very reasonable simulation of ENSO in the control experimen -- reproducing the...
- Greenhouse scare reheats nuclear debate. Lanouette, W. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Apr1990, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p34
Discusses the growing public and political awareness of global warming, the greenhouse effect, and the controversy over awareness has raised possible solutions, including nuclear power. Concerns; Alternative power sources; Critics of nuclear power; Link between global warming and nuclear power.