U.S. Nuclear Plants in the 21st Century: The Risk of a Lifetime


Subject:
Energy , Nuclear Power

Description:
Executive summary and full text of a 2004 report that discusses the safety of nuclear power plants "during the three stages of plant lifetime: the break-in phase, middle life phase, and wear-out phase." The report notes that several nuclear plant disasters, including Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, have occurred during the "break-in" phase when there have been "unexpected safety problems." Also considers the need for continued regulation. From the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

Creator:
Lochbaum, David

Publisher:
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/nuclear_safety/us-nuclear-plants-in-the-21st-century.html


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