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Nuclear Power: Black Sky Liability Or Black Sky Asset?, Sherrell R. Greene Dec 2016

Nuclear Power: Black Sky Liability Or Black Sky Asset?, Sherrell R. Greene

International Journal of Nuclear Security

Ready access to abundant electricity is a key enabler of modern life. During the past decade the vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure sectors in the U.S. to a variety of natural hazards and man-made threats has become increasingly apparent. The electrical infrastructure (the “Grid”) is the foundation for all other critical civil infrastructures upon which our society depends. Therefore, protection of the Grid is an energy security, homeland security, and national security issue of highest importance. Geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) induced by solar coronal mass ejections (CMEs), electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks, and cyber attacks are three events having the potential to ...


In-Situ Condition Monitoring Of Components In Small Modular Reactors Using Process And Electrical Signature Analysis, Victor Lollar Mar 2013

In-Situ Condition Monitoring Of Components In Small Modular Reactors Using Process And Electrical Signature Analysis, Victor Lollar

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

Components in small modular reactors (SMRs) are located in a hazardous environment and must be monitored remotely. Electrical signature analysis (ESA) is a viable option for component monitoring as it can be implemented on-line away from the actual equipment. This research attempts to use both electrical signatures from a pump motor and process variables such as flow and pressure to effectively monitor reactor components. An experimental flow loop with pump health monitoring equipment and a data acquisition system was used for experiments. Process variables analyzed include pressure, flow rate, water level, and motor vibrations. The electrical signatures monitored were the ...


Managing The Future Energy Policy For Ireland: Examining The Role Of Nuclear Power, Declan Lynch, Angela Wright Feb 2012

Managing The Future Energy Policy For Ireland: Examining The Role Of Nuclear Power, Declan Lynch, Angela Wright

Dept. of Organisation & Professional Development Publications

This study assesses the attitudes and opinions of Irish people towards the use of nuclear power, and specifically examines the concept that Ireland should use nuclear power to generate electricity in the future. Currently, Ireland has a prohibition on nuclear power, with little debate or discussion on same, and with scant amounts of information published on the subject as it relates to Ireland. Conversely, from an international perspective, there is a significant volume of literature available covering all aspects of nuclear power, generated from over 50 years of nuclear power operations. Nuclear power technology is perceived as being a relatively ...


Trends. Nuclear Power Plants And Homeland Security And Defense: The Views Of Representative Markey, Ibpp Editor Mar 2002

Trends. Nuclear Power Plants And Homeland Security And Defense: The Views Of Representative Markey, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses US Representative Edward J. Markey, and his public discourse about the "safety and security of the nuclear power industry.


The Effects Of A Mandatory Early Shutdown Of Maine Yankee, Maine State Planning Office Sep 1987

The Effects Of A Mandatory Early Shutdown Of Maine Yankee, Maine State Planning Office

Maine Collection

The Effects of a Mandatory Early Shutdown of Maine Yankee

Maine State Planning Office - Richard Silkman, Director (September 1987).

Contents: Introduction / Legal Issues / Economic Issues / Health and Environmental Issues / Conclusions / Appendices


Maine Yankee Shutdown Assessment: A Report To Governor Joseph E. Brennan, Maine State Planning Office May 1986

Maine Yankee Shutdown Assessment: A Report To Governor Joseph E. Brennan, Maine State Planning Office

Maine Collection

Maine Yankee Shutdown Assessment: A Report to Governor Joseph E. Brennan

Maine State Planning Office, Maine Office of Energy Resources, Maine Public Advocate

Executive Department - May 1986

Contents: Legal Process / Decommissioning Constraints and Costs / Public and Economic Costs and Benefits / Apprendices