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Title: Nuclear Power Options Viability Study. Volume 3. Nuclear discipline topics

Innovative reactor concepts are described and evaluated in accordance with criteria established in the study. The reactors to be studied were chosen on the basis of three ground rules: (1) the potential for commercialization between 2000-2010, (2) economic competiveness with coal-fired plants, and (3) the degree of passive safety in the design. The concepts, classified by coolants, were light water reactors, liquid metal reactors, and high temperature reactors, and most were of modular design. All the concepts appear to be potentially viable in the time frame selected, but the information available is not adequate for a definitive evaluation of their economic competitiveness. This volume primarily reports in greater detail on several topics from the study. These are: Construction, Economics, Regulation, Safety and Economic Risk, Nuclear Waste Transportation and Disposal, and Market Acceptance. Although treated generically, the topics are presented in the context of the reactor concepts of the study.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5156953
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-9780/V3
ON: DE87001606
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
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Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BWR TYPE REACTORS; CONSTRUCTION; ECONOMICS; SAFETY; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; USA; NUCLEAR POWER; COST; EVALUATION; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RISK ASSESSMENT; BREEDER REACTORS; ENERGY SOURCES; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; FUELS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR MATERIALS; REACTORS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 210100* -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled; 210200 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled; 210300 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Graphite Moderated; 210500 -- Power Reactors, Breeding