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Title: The Nuclear Renaissance in the U.S.

Nuclear power currently provides 20% of the electricity generation in the U.S. and about 16% worldwide.  As a carbon-free energy source, nuclear is receiving a lot of attention by industry, lawmakers more »and environmental groups, as they attempt to resolve the issue of man-made climate change.  For the first time in 30 years several U.S. electric utilities have applied for construction and operation licenses of new nuclear power plants.  This talk will review the safety, operational and economic record of the existing U.S. commercial reactor fleet, will provide an overview of the reactor designs considered for the new wave of plant construction, and will discuss several research projects being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to support the expansion of nuclear power in the U.S. and overseas.« less
Title: The Nuclear Renaissance in the U.S.
Publication Date: 2008-07-30
OSTI Identifier: 987428
Other Number(s): Other: The Nuclear Renaissance in the U.S.
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Research Org: Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publisher: Fermilab Colloquia Online: 2000 to the Present Videos of Science Lecture and Presentations from the Colloquium Program at Fermi National Laboratory
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:35:20
System Entry Date: 2018-04-23