Power Production: What Are the Risks?

Power Production: What Are the Risks?

by J.H. H. Fremlin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192860781
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/01/1987
Series: Oxford Paperbacks
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

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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