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The Future of Nuclear Power
  • Authored by: James A. Mahaffey, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Nuclear Power
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  • ISBN-10: 1438139152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-3915-9
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2012
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Newly conceived, safer reactor designs are being built in the United States (and around the world) to replace the 104 obsolete operating nuclear power reactors in this country alone. The designs—which once seemed exotic and futuristic—are now 40 years old, and one by one these vintage Generation II plants will reach the end of productive service in the next 30 years.

The Future of Nuclear Power examines the advanced designs, practical concepts, and fully developed systems that have yet to be used. This book introduces readers to the traditional, American system of units, with some archaic terms remaining in use. Ideal for students and teachers interested in the technology of energy production in the next 100 years, this brand-new, full-color resource provides clear explanations of the terms and expressions used almost exclusively in nuclear science and the direction in which nuclear power is expected to go.



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