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Nuclear power now and in the future

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Abstract

The future of the nuclear industry in the United Kingdom is considered from the perspective of the new public sector utility, Nuclear Electric, set up to retain control of nuclear power stations on the privatization of the rest of the electricity supply industry. Two major objectives are the increased nuclear generation of electricity and the cutting of costs. These are discussed in terms of life extension programmes for the magnox reactors, improved performance of AGR reactors and expectations for the Sizewell B PWR station now under construction; waste management, reactor decommissioning and fuel-cycle costs are also considered. Economic, environmental and political criteria are outlined which need to be addressed in relation to the government's review of nuclear power in 1991. Because of the marginal economic advantages of nuclear power in the United Kingdom, it will be important to quantify the environmental and diversity benefits of this source. (UK).
Authors:
Collier, J G [1] 
  1. Nuclear Electric (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1991
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-23-009251; EDB-92-010860
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Engineer (Institution of Nuclear Engineers); (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 30:4
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR POWER; UNITED KINGDOM; AGR TYPE REACTORS; COST; ENERGY POLICY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FORECASTING; LIFETIME; MAGNOX TYPE REACTORS; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REACTOR DECOMMISSIONING; REPROCESSING; SIZEWELL-B REACTOR; DECOMMISSIONING; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EUROPE; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GCR TYPE REACTORS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; MANAGEMENT; NATURAL URANIUM REACTORS; POWER; POWER REACTORS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTORS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; THERMAL REACTORS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; 210800* - Nuclear Power Plants- Economics; 290600 - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy
OSTI ID:
6366427
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0262-5091; CODEN: NUEND
Submitting Site:
GBN
Size:
Pages: 247-253
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Citation Formats

Collier, J G. Nuclear power now and in the future. United Kingdom: N. p., 1991. Web.
Collier, J G. Nuclear power now and in the future. United Kingdom.
Collier, J G. 1991. "Nuclear power now and in the future." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_6366427,
title = {Nuclear power now and in the future}
author = {Collier, J G}
abstractNote = {The future of the nuclear industry in the United Kingdom is considered from the perspective of the new public sector utility, Nuclear Electric, set up to retain control of nuclear power stations on the privatization of the rest of the electricity supply industry. Two major objectives are the increased nuclear generation of electricity and the cutting of costs. These are discussed in terms of life extension programmes for the magnox reactors, improved performance of AGR reactors and expectations for the Sizewell B PWR station now under construction; waste management, reactor decommissioning and fuel-cycle costs are also considered. Economic, environmental and political criteria are outlined which need to be addressed in relation to the government's review of nuclear power in 1991. Because of the marginal economic advantages of nuclear power in the United Kingdom, it will be important to quantify the environmental and diversity benefits of this source. (UK).}
journal = {Nuclear Engineer (Institution of Nuclear Engineers); (United Kingdom)}
volume = {30:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1991}
month = {Aug}
}