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Thermal effects and U.S. nuclear power stations

United States. Atomic Energy Commission. Division of Reactor Development and Technology.

Thermal effects and U.S. nuclear power stations

by United States. Atomic Energy Commission. Division of Reactor Development and Technology.

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Published by For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc,
  • Nuclear power plants -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesWASH - 1169
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 69 p.
    Number of Pages69
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18167183M

    Dry cooling is not currently used in nuclear power generation due to safety risks of using dry-cooled technology with nuclear reactors and the high costs of operating large dry-cooling fans. In addition to cooling the steam, nuclear power plants also use water in a way that no other plant does: to keep the reactor core and used fuel rods cool. Paul Breeze, in Power Generation Technologies (Third Edition), The Cost of Nuclear Power. Nuclear power is capital-intensive and costs have escalated since the early days of its development. This is partly a result of higher material costs and high interest rates but is also a result of the need to use specialised construction materials and techniques to ensure plant safety.

    Nuclear power, the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity, contributes nearly 20 percent of the electricity generated in America. The United States has used nuclear power for more than 60 years to produce reliable, low-carbon energy and to support national defense activities.   The blast and thermal effects of such an explosion would kill 52 people immediately, and direct radiation would cause 44 cases of radiation sickness, of which 10 would be fatal. providing a stark warning of the vulnerability of nuclear power stations and the potential impact of a nuclear terrorist attack. Footnotes Competing.

      Most of the world's biggest nuclear power plants (NPP) by net capacity are in East Asia. Regular inspection and safety measures have been stepped up at the large capacity nuclear power stations following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in lists the world's top ten nuclear power plants by net capacity. Three or four nuclear weapons skillfully spaced and detonated at high altitudes over the United States would produce EMP effects that might knock out most public power, most radio and TV broadcasting stations lacking special protection against these effects, and most radios connected to long antennas.


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