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The World Power Conference and atomic energy

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Abstract

The possibility that emerged after the last World War that useful power could be produced from nuclear fission led to optimistic estimates that nuclear power would prove to be the solution to the world's energy problems. The possible advantages of nuclear methods of power production compared with conventional means are discussed at the World Power Conference. The 1962 Conference with its theme 'The Changing Pattern of Power' will undoubtedly attract great interest in a world where the change-over from conventional to nuclear fuels for power production has started in some countries and is being actively examined in others. It is generally being realized that even though a country may possess indigenous supplies of uranium or thorium minerals, the building up of a nuclear industry i s a long and expensive process and the alternative of depending on countries more advanced in nuclear technology for the supply of materials, skill and know-how is costly in foreign exchange and international prestige. Many of the industrialized countries, still possessing supplies of conventional fuels, are preparing for the day when their reserves will become depleted and are embarking on training schemes to ensure a continuing supply of engineers and scientists skilled in nuclear arts
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jan 15, 1962
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: This article has been supplied at our request by the Secretariat of the International Executive Council of the World Power Conference
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; AVAILABILITY; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ENGINEERS; FISSION; MEETINGS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; NUCLEAR POWER; POWER GENERATION; RESERVES; THORIUM MINERALS; TRAINING; URANIUM; ACTINIDES; EDUCATION; ELEMENTS; ENERGY; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; INDUSTRY; MATERIALS; METALS; MINERALS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; PERSONNEL; POWER; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE MINERALS; REACTOR MATERIALS; RESOURCES
OSTI ID:
21512002
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA10K0639130781
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull041/04105102931.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 29-31
Announcement Date:
Dec 10, 2011

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Citation Formats

The World Power Conference and atomic energy. IAEA: N. p., 1962. Web.
The World Power Conference and atomic energy. IAEA.
1962. "The World Power Conference and atomic energy." IAEA.
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abstractNote = {The possibility that emerged after the last World War that useful power could be produced from nuclear fission led to optimistic estimates that nuclear power would prove to be the solution to the world's energy problems. The possible advantages of nuclear methods of power production compared with conventional means are discussed at the World Power Conference. The 1962 Conference with its theme 'The Changing Pattern of Power' will undoubtedly attract great interest in a world where the change-over from conventional to nuclear fuels for power production has started in some countries and is being actively examined in others. It is generally being realized that even though a country may possess indigenous supplies of uranium or thorium minerals, the building up of a nuclear industry i s a long and expensive process and the alternative of depending on countries more advanced in nuclear technology for the supply of materials, skill and know-how is costly in foreign exchange and international prestige. Many of the industrialized countries, still possessing supplies of conventional fuels, are preparing for the day when their reserves will become depleted and are embarking on training schemes to ensure a continuing supply of engineers and scientists skilled in nuclear arts}
journal = {IAEA Bulletin}
issue = {1}
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place = {IAEA}
year = {1962}
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