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The premise of Robert Stone’s newly released documentary, Pandora’s Promise, is that despite the scary features of nuclear radiation, nuclear power is the best chance we have to avoid the...
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Full Title: Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2012 Author(s): International Atomic Energy Agency Publisher(s): International Atomic Energy Agency Publication Date: 1/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Energy is indispensable for development. Enormous increases in energy supply  are...
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Full Title: Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel: Observations on the Key Attributes and Challenges of Storage and Disposal Options Author(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publisher(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publication Date: 4/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: In...
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A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit) will require the U.S. to reevaluate the environmental impacts of disposal and storage of nuclear waste. The decision vacated...
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Full Title: Development of Light Water Reactor Fuels with Enhanced Accident Tolerance Author(s): U.S. Department of Energy Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy Publication Date: 04/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): After the March 2011 events at...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] It is...
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In an opinion piece in the New York Times, writer David Ropeik argues that the nature of how humans perceive risk has led to some impractical, and potentially counterproductive, energy...
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Full Title: Fooled Again: The Nuclear Waste Administration Act Preserves Futile Status Quo Author(s): Jack Spencer and Katie Tubb Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation Publication Date: 08/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Commercial nuclear power provides 19 percent...
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Full Title: Fuel and waste no bar to US nuclear growth Author(s): J. Tollefson Publisher(s): In Focus, Macmillian Publishers Limited Publication Date: 09/2010 Identifier(s): n/a Language: English Length: 2 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): Report finds that plentiful fuel supplies...
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Full Title: High-Level Nuclear Waste Redefined Author(s): James Conca Publisher(s): American Nuclear Society Publication Date: 06/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): What is high-level nuclear waste? It depends upon where you look to find the language....
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Full Title: Improving Spent-Fuel Storage at Nuclear Reactors Author(s): Robert Alvarez Publisher(s): The Institute for Policy Studies Publication Date: 3/2012 Language: English Length: 8 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD FILE<– Description (excerpt): The nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan,...
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Full Title: International Approaches for Nuclear Waste Disposal in Geological Formations: Report on Fifth Worldwide Review Author(s): B. Faybishenko, J. Birkholzer, P. Persoff, D. Sassani, P. Swift Publisher(s): Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date:...
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Full Title: Lessons Learned About Spent Fuel Pools From the Fukushima Accident Author(s): Herschel Specter Publisher(s): N/A Publication Date: 12/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Lessons Learned from the...
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Full Title: Moving Forward with Consent-Based Siting for Nuclear Waste Facilities Author(s): BPC Nuclear Waste Council Publisher(s): Bipartisan Policy Center Publication Date: 09/2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This report is the culmination of the second...
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Without significant gains in storage technology, electric generation from solar and wind will not meet the world’s energy needs. Nuclear power, however, can deliver electric power in a sufficiently safe,...
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Full Title: Nuclear Waste Management: Minimum Requirements for Reforms and Legislation Author(s): Jack Spencer Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation Publication Date: 3/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Senator Ron Wyden (D–OR), chairman of the  U.S. Senate Committee on...
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Full Title: Nuclear Waste Policy Act Author(s): U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Publisher(s): U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Publication Date: 1/1982 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  An Act to provide for the development of repositories for the disposal...
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Since the development of the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository was terminated in 2011, no long-term plan for storing spent nuclear fuel accumulating at nuclear power plants has been developed....
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Full Title: Preliminary Evaluation of Removing Used Nuclear Fuel from Nine Shutdown Sites Author(s): Steven J. Maheras,  Ralph E. Best,  Steven B. Ross, Kenneth A. Buxton, Jeffery L. England, Paul E....
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Full Title: Research Needs for Fusion-Fission Hybrid Systems Author(s): J. Freidberg (Chair), P. Finck, et al. Publisher(s):  USDOE Publication Date: 10/2009 Identifier(s): Language: English Length: 189 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): The purpose of the workshop...
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Full Title: Restoring U.S. Leadership in Nuclear Energy: A National Security Imperative Author(s):  Michael Wallace, George David Banks Publisher(s): Center for Strategic and International Studies Publication Date: 6/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  The United States' nuclear energy...
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Full Title: Revisiting America’s Nuclear Waste Policy Author(s): n/a Publisher(s):  Institute for 21st Century Energy,  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Publication Date: 5/2009 Identifier(s): JB14969 Language: English Length: 16 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): With the...
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Full Title: Small Modular Reactors: Costs, Waste and Safety Benefits Author(s): Geoffrey Rothwell Publisher(s): National Energy Policy Institute Publication Date: 12/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The following paper examines the the costs, waste and safety benefits...
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Full Title: Spent Nuclear Fuel: Accumulating Quantities at Commercial Reactors Present Storage and Other Challenges Author(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publisher(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publication Date: 8/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The amount of spent...
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Full Title: Spent Nuclear Fuel: Accumulating Quantities at Commercial Reactors Present Storage and Other Challenges Author(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publisher(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publication Date: 8/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  Spent nuclear fuel, the used...
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Full Title: The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Summary Report Author(s): M. Kazimi (Co-Chair), E. Moniz (Co-Chair), C. Forsberg, et al. Publisher(s): Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publication Date: 01/2010 Identifier(s): ISBN 978-0-9828008-1-2 Language: English Length:  36 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD...
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Full Title: The Path to Sustainable Nuclear Energy: Basic and Applied Research Opportunities for Advanced Fuel Cycles Author(s): P. Finck, N. Edelstein Publisher(s): USDOE Publication Date: 9/2005 Identifier: n/a Language: English Length: 20 pages, PDF Full Text:...
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Full Title: The Price-Anderson Act: Is It Consistent with a Sound Energy Policy? Author(s): Barry Brownstein Publisher(s): Cato Institute Publication Date: 4/1984 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Of all the seemingly endless debates in American society, certainly...
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Full Title: U.S. Clean Energy Benefits and Costs Author: Gerard Joseph White Publisher(s): Resources and Environment in the Yangtze Basin Publication Date: 7/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): This paper mentions, evaluates and gives suggestions on some of the United...
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For decades many have considered nuclear fusion to be the brass ring of energy technologies, believing that – were it to be successful and commercially viable – it would offer...
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