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The American Nuclear Power Industry

A Handbook, 1st Edition

By William A. Pearman, Philip Starr


170 pages

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Originally published in 1985. This book examines the scope of the industry and also focuses on issues relevant to it, divided into three sections: an overview of the American nuclear power industry, an examination of the nuclear power plant licensing process and issues that face the nuclear industry, and selected case studies that illustrate issues discussed in the previous section.

The growth and future of the nuclear power plant industry is discussed and industry-wide trends and relevant data are presented providing background information on the scope, diversity, capacity, and control of nuclear power in the United States. Issues examined concern safety; environmental, geological, and natural phenomenon matters; and anti-trust. The in-depth case studies on the status of selected nuclear power plants include: Three Mile Island, Enrico Fermi, Seabrook, Indian Point, R. E. Inna, Diablo Canyon, and Browns Ferry.

Table of Contents

1. Scope, Diversity, Capacity and Control of Nuclear Power in the United States 2. Issues: Safety, Environmental and Anti-Trust 3. Case Studies of Selected Nuclear Power Plants 4. Update and Implications 5. Federal Government Library Resources on Nuclear Power.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Energy Resources

Reissuing works originally published between 1961 and 1990, this set of 12 books offers a selection of scholarship on the history of natural resources used for energy provision. Many of the titles discuss the nuclear power debate from various angles while others look at coal, or resources and energy in the third world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries