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Prospects For Nuclear Fusion Power, William C. Gough Apr 1974

Prospects For Nuclear Fusion Power, William C. Gough

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The prospects for fusion power are discussed including the need for fusion, its environmental advantages, and the research results that form the basis for present confidence that the program will succeed. The steps remaining before commercial fusion power will be available are outlined. Exploratory ideas for second generation fusion electric power plants, and non electrical applications of fusion technology and reactors are briefly covered.


Alternate Energy Removal Modes For Nuclear Power Reactors, Robert L. Carter Apr 1974

Alternate Energy Removal Modes For Nuclear Power Reactors, Robert L. Carter

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Attention is focussed upon the unique qualities of high energy fission particles, and upon the fundamental limits to the direct removal of their kinetic energy by electrostatic means and by cyclotron resonance deceleration. Efficiencies of secondary and tertiary product ionization and excitation produced by fission particles are examined. The potential for delivery of power through various non-thermal modes is discussed, and the significant unknowns relating thereto are identified.


Are Nuclear Shipments Really Safe?, William A. Brobst Apr 1974

Are Nuclear Shipments Really Safe?, William A. Brobst

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The transportation of nuclear materials is on the increase. Although nuclear shipments are only a very small fraction of the Nation’s hazardous materials shipments, they attract a great deal of public attention. Shipments of spent nuclear fuel and nuclear wastes are a particular concern.

One of the many fears that people have about nuclear energy is the possibility that a nuclear shipment might somehow go awry and cause a serious public hazard. Primarily, they are worried that a shipment of spent reactor fuel or highly radioactive waste could be involved in a serious rail or highway accident and dump ...


The Assessment Of Environmental Impacts At Nuclear Power Generating Stations, Thomas H. Row, J. R. Mcwherter Apr 1974

The Assessment Of Environmental Impacts At Nuclear Power Generating Stations, Thomas H. Row, J. R. Mcwherter

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The Federal actions that are required with regard to nuclear power stations are the granting of a construction permit and later the issuance of a license to operate the station. Since the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) is responsible for these actions, the Commission is also responsible for preparation of an environmental statement on the proposed actions. The National Laboratories including the one at Oak Ridge are used as part of the staff in preparing the statements.

The staff makes an independent determination of the plant effluents and their dispersions. The impact of these and plant construction on the environment are ...


Radiation Testing Under Simulated Loca Conditions, Kenneth G. Mayhan, D. R. Edwards, W. F. Oberbeck, J. F. Montle Apr 1974

Radiation Testing Under Simulated Loca Conditions, Kenneth G. Mayhan, D. R. Edwards, W. F. Oberbeck, J. F. Montle

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The purpose of this evaluation is to gather data to determine whether or not radiation during a simulated Loss of Coolant Accident would have any effect upon the coatings being used. Because of the concern in industry regarding the safety of nuclear power generating stations and the strong actions of the various environmentalist clubs and agencies clubs and agencies, the utilities have been required to prove the safety of the power facilities to extraordinary degrees before licensing can be obtained to operate. One of the areas regarding the safety is the necessity of proving that the coatings will remain intact ...


1st Umr-Mec Conference On Energy Resources -- Entire Proceedings, University Of Missouri--Rolla Apr 1974

1st Umr-Mec Conference On Energy Resources -- Entire Proceedings, University Of Missouri--Rolla

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No abstract provided.


Application Of Differential Dynamic Programming To Nuclear Fuel Management Optimization , Larry Edgar Fennern Jan 1974

Application Of Differential Dynamic Programming To Nuclear Fuel Management Optimization , Larry Edgar Fennern

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Subsurface Void Contrast By Scanning Electron Microscopy: Theory And Applications , Joseph Kirk Gasper Jan 1974

Subsurface Void Contrast By Scanning Electron Microscopy: Theory And Applications , Joseph Kirk Gasper

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No abstract provided.


Reactor Anomaly Detection Based On Noise Analysis , George William Hannaman Jr. Jan 1974

Reactor Anomaly Detection Based On Noise Analysis , George William Hannaman Jr.

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Measurement Of Transient Critical Heat Flux By Fluid Modeling , Tien-Dun Shih Jan 1974

Measurement Of Transient Critical Heat Flux By Fluid Modeling , Tien-Dun Shih

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Neutron Penetration Using The Transfer Matrix Method , Te-Chang Chan Jan 1974

Neutron Penetration Using The Transfer Matrix Method , Te-Chang Chan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.