Communism's nuclear power legacy
- Soviets take French lesson. Dickman, S. // Nature;10/5/1989, Vol. 341 Issue 6241, p378
Reports that the Soviet Union has a dilemma over how to expand its nuclear program yet also protect the environment, and is learning from the French how to convince people that nuclear power is safe. Nuclear capacity; Public concern; Criticism ofSoviet air pollution; Other concerns.
- Soviet citizens not impressed by IAEA. Rich, V. // Nature;3/23/1989, Vol. 338 Issue 6213, p289
Reports on the Soviet Union's plan to call in the International Atomic Energy Agency after strong opposition from locals to a proposed nuclear station on Gor'kii.
- NUCLEAR ENERGY: ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROBLEMS. Dollezhal, N.; Koriakin, Iu. // Problems of Economics;Jun80, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p3
Discusses the achievements of nuclear physics and the difficulties of atomic power plants (APP) in the production of electric power in the Soviet Union. Advantages of the channel type power reactor in the 1940s; Use of the vessel-type pressurized-water reactor in power reactor construction.
- `Years of neglect' led to beryllium blast. Rich, Vera // New Scientist;11/17/90, Vol. 128 Issue 1743, p15
Investigates the causes of the explosion in Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan which spread a toxic fallout of beryllium last September. Conclusions of the Soviet government's commission of inquiry pointing towards neglect; Contamination and fallout statistics; Emergency service's errors.
- History and Operation of the First Two Units of the Beloyarskaya NPP. Kochetkov, L. // Atomic Energy;Nov2016, Vol. 121 Issue 1, p18
The history and development are presented of the unique power-generating units at the Beloyarskaya NPP with in-reactor steam superheating with AMB reactors that are thermal channel reactors with graphite moderator, whose core consisted of evaporation channels (2/3 of the core) with tubular fuel...
- Scientists call for policy on space nuclear reactors. O'Lone, R.G. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/23/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p23
Report that the disclosure of Soviet orbital reactor testing has resulted in controversy among scientists and led to their call for a ban on Earth-orbiting reactors. The scientists say the Soviet's Topaz reactors hampered the functioning of US and Japanese satellites.
- NASA to modify GRO satellite operations to cut interference from Soviet reactors. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/15/89, Vol. 130 Issue 20, p52
Reports that NASA will modify spacecraft operations on a day-to-day basis at its Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) to minimize instrument disruptions caused by orbiting Soviet nuclear reactors. The reactors present a nuisance but will not substantially affect GRO operations. GRO use; Soviet disruptions.
- Conversion to gas-fired CC breathes life into nuclear unit. // Power;Mar/Apr97, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p59
Provides information on the Fort St. Vrain Repowering Project in Platteville, Colorado. Conception of the 330 mega-watt reactor; Phased construction; Technology selection; Updating of controls.
- Nuclear power principles adopted. // United Nations Chronicle;Mar93, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p99
Announces the United Nations General Assembly adopted on December 14, 1992, a Set of Principles relevant to the use of nuclear power sources in outer space. The principles had been recommended to the assembly by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space after more than 13 years of...