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World must build two atomic reactors each day the next hundred years. [Summary of and commentary on book, 'Mankind at the Turning Point']

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Abstract

In summarizing and commenting on the ideas presented in Mesarovic and Pestel's book ''Mankind at the Turning Point'' it is pointed out that the global energy crisis makes comprehensive long-term planning a necessity. Assuming, optimistically, that nuclear power alone is able to supply the total projected energy demand in 100 years, it is stated that this will require 3000 nuclear power stations, each with 8 fast breeder reactors, totally 100 GW(t). This means a net rate of construction of four reactors per week, which again means allowing for a 30-year life, two reactors per day, every day, for the next hundred years. Fueling of these reactors will require the production and transport of 15 x 10/sup 6/ kg of /sup 239/Pu per year. It is therefore obvious that the energy crisis is not only a technological, but also a political, social, and even psychological problem.
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Publication Date:
Jul 24, 1974
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-76-086571
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Tek. Ukebl.; (Norway); Journal Volume: 122:30; Other Information: Summary of the ideas in, and commentary on, Mihajlo Mesarovic and Eduard Pestel's book ''Mankind at the Turning Point''
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BREEDER REACTORS; FORECASTING; NUCLEAR POWER; CONTAMINATION; EARTH PLANET; ENERGY SOURCES; PLUTONIUM 239; PUBLIC RELATIONS; RADIATION HAZARDS; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; PLANETS; PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES; POWER; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTORS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 290600* - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy
OSTI ID:
7341549
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
Norwegian
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: TUGEA
Submitting Site:
NW
Size:
Pages: 4-5
Announcement Date:
Oct 01, 1976

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title = {World must build two atomic reactors each day the next hundred years. [Summary of and commentary on book, 'Mankind at the Turning Point']}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {In summarizing and commenting on the ideas presented in Mesarovic and Pestel's book ''Mankind at the Turning Point'' it is pointed out that the global energy crisis makes comprehensive long-term planning a necessity. Assuming, optimistically, that nuclear power alone is able to supply the total projected energy demand in 100 years, it is stated that this will require 3000 nuclear power stations, each with 8 fast breeder reactors, totally 100 GW(t). This means a net rate of construction of four reactors per week, which again means allowing for a 30-year life, two reactors per day, every day, for the next hundred years. Fueling of these reactors will require the production and transport of 15 x 10/sup 6/ kg of /sup 239/Pu per year. It is therefore obvious that the energy crisis is not only a technological, but also a political, social, and even psychological problem.}
journal = {Tek. Ukebl.; (Norway)}
volume = {122:30}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Norway}
year = {1974}
month = {Jul}
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