The construction of nuclear power plants in the United States is stopping, as regulators, reactor manufacturers, and operators sort out a host of technical and institutional problems.
This volume summarizes the status of nuclear power, analyzes the obstacles to resumption of construction of nuclear plants, and describes and evaluates the technological alternatives for safer, more economical reactors. Topics covered include:
Finally, three alternative federal research and development programs are presented.
National Research Council. 1992. Nuclear Power: Technical and Institutional Options for the Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/1601.
|2 The Institutional Framework||19-90|
|3 Assessment of Advanced Nuclear Reactor Technologies||91-160|
|4 Federal Research and Development Alternatives||161-179|
|5 Conclusions and Recommendations||180-198|
|Individual Views of Committee Members||199-202|
|Appendix A Committee Meetings||203-208|
|Appendix B Criteria Developed for the Comparative Analysis of Advanced Reactor Technologies||209-213|
|List of Acronyms||214-216|
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