Nuclear power waste technology

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers , New York
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Statementsponsored by the ASME Nuclear Engineering Division ; editors, A. A. Moghissi ... [et al.].
ContributionsMoghissi, A. Alan., American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Nuclear Engineering Division.
LC ClassificationsTD899.A8 N82
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 382 p. :
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Open LibraryOL4572601M
LC Control Number77093501

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It discusses the nuclear fuel cycle, the types of reactors used today and proposed for the future, nuclear waste disposal, reactor accidents and reactor safety, nuclear weapon proliferation, and the cost of electric power.

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Nuclear power waste technology. New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A Alan Moghissi; American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Nuclear waste is much different from what you might think. When most people talk about nuclear waste, they’re referring to fuel that’s been used in a reactor once. Most of the radioactivity associated with nuclear power remains contained in the fuel in which it was produced.

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