TITLE

Q&A: Understanding a Trillion-Dollar Question

AUTHOR(S)
Brookhiser, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 1979
SOURCE
National Review;2/2/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p142
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
The article presents an interview with Bernard Cohen, an expert on nuclear power and professor of physics at the University of Pittsburgh in the U.S. in 1979. It includes background information on Cohen and his professional career, as well as his views on nuclear power and their dependability as lower-cost sources of electricity. Cohen also explains the science behind nuclear reactors and their use of uranium, plutonium or a combination of both to generate power.
ACCESSION #
6071721

 

Related Articles

  • POWER Digest. Patel, Sonal // Power;Oct2012, Vol. 156 Issue 10, p16 

    The article presents news briefs related to energy industry. It mentions that Supreme Court of Chile has rejected on August 28, 2012 the Central Castilla thermoelectric power plant planned by Brazilian firm MPX Energia and Germany's E.ON, citing environmental reasons. The United Arab Emirates'...

  • World Nuclear Power Summary, 2003.  // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2005, p173 

    The article presents statistical information related to world nuclear power summary as of December 31, 2003. Data includes reactors in operation, number of units, reactors under construction, nuclear electricity supplied in 2003, and total operating experience. Some of the countries listed are...

  • Chapter: 1.0 Executive Summary.  // Nuclear Energy Report;2009, Issue 2, p9 

    Chapter 1 of the report "Nuclear Energy Report," Ed 2 2009 is presented. It explores the utilization of nuclear energy for power generation by several countries including the U.S., Russia, Japan, and France. It highlights the operating nuclear reactors around the world as of 2008 including the...

  • Globally, nuclear has ups and downs.  // Power;Jul/Aug2000, Vol. 144 Issue 4, p10 

    Reports that worldwide nuclear-generated electricity increased during 1999, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Increase in the total number of nuclear reactors under construction; Issuance of license renewal to Constellation Energy Group's Calvert Cliffs...

  • Energy Security -- A Strategic Imperative for India. Pamidi, G. G. // USI Journal;Jan-Mar2011, Vol. 141 Issue 583, p87 

    The article explores India's possibility of using nuclear power to augment its sources of electricity as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ordered a review of all nuclear reactors amid calls to rethink its approach to nuclear power. India and China are looking at nuclear energy as a viable...

  • Return of the Small Modular Reactor. Ashby, Barry // Industrial Heating;May2011, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p18 

    The article offers information on the small modular reactor (SMR) used for nuclear power production. It is stated that the U.S. has two fusion SMR power producers in development and in varying stages of commercialization. SMR is stated to be an electric output of up to 300 megawatts electric and...

  • Taking the nuclear option. Ford, Neil // African Business;Dec2006, Issue 326, p24 

    This article discusses the issue of how important is nuclear energy in the African power sector in light of the decision of Egypt to restatr its nuclear power program. This decision by Egypt highlights the possibility of a renaissance for this most controversial of power sources. Growing concern...

  • nuclear energy.  // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p241 

    Several definitions of the term "nuclear energy" are presented. It refers to the energy released during a nuclear reaction. It may also refer to electricity generated by a nuclear reactor.

  • History and Actual State of Non-HEU Fission-Based Mo-99 Production with Low-Performance Research Reactors. Dittrich, S. // Science & Technology of Nuclear Installations;2013, p1 

    Fifty years ago, one of the worldwide first industrial production processes to produce fission-Mo-99 for medical use had been started at ZfK Rossendorf (now: HZDR, Germany). On the occasion of this anniversary, it is worth to mention that this original process (called LITEMOL now) together with...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics