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Title: Economic and environmental impacts of a US nuclear moratorium, 1985-2010

Abstract

Based on a projection of economic growth and energy production during the next thirty years, the book examines five possible economic implications of a nuclear moratorium: future costs of electricity, regional dislocations, impact on the nuclear industry, effect on the coal industry, and impact abroad. It also discusses four levels of environmental tradeoffs as a result of shifting the additional fuel requirements from nuclear to coal after 1985: proliferation of nuclear weapons and greatly increased carbon dioxide from fossil fuel on a global scale; probability of reactor and coal-mining accidents; impact on public health of reactor radiation emissions and coal-fired emissions; and the impact of uranium and coal mining on land use. One section speculates on the distant nonfossil future when nuclear or solar energy may be the only major long-term energy options. A major finding is that the rate of growth in energy demand is likely to be significantly lower than the projected estimates in most published studies. 275 references, 29 figures, 136 tables.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6883443
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OSTI ID: 6883443
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-05-0033
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR POWER; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; CONSTRUCTION; ECONOMIC GROWTH; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENERGY SHORTAGES; SUPPLY DISRUPTION; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; POWER; SHORTAGES 290600* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy; 530100 -- Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies-- Social & Economic Studies-- (-1989); 290200 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics & Sociology

Citation Formats

Whittle, C.E., Allen, E.L., and Cooper, C.L. Economic and environmental impacts of a US nuclear moratorium, 1985-2010. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Whittle, C.E., Allen, E.L., & Cooper, C.L. Economic and environmental impacts of a US nuclear moratorium, 1985-2010. United States.
Whittle, C.E., Allen, E.L., and Cooper, C.L. Mon . "Economic and environmental impacts of a US nuclear moratorium, 1985-2010". United States.
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abstractNote = {Based on a projection of economic growth and energy production during the next thirty years, the book examines five possible economic implications of a nuclear moratorium: future costs of electricity, regional dislocations, impact on the nuclear industry, effect on the coal industry, and impact abroad. It also discusses four levels of environmental tradeoffs as a result of shifting the additional fuel requirements from nuclear to coal after 1985: proliferation of nuclear weapons and greatly increased carbon dioxide from fossil fuel on a global scale; probability of reactor and coal-mining accidents; impact on public health of reactor radiation emissions and coal-fired emissions; and the impact of uranium and coal mining on land use. One section speculates on the distant nonfossil future when nuclear or solar energy may be the only major long-term energy options. A major finding is that the rate of growth in energy demand is likely to be significantly lower than the projected estimates in most published studies. 275 references, 29 figures, 136 tables.},
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