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Resolving the Spent Fuel Issue for New Nuclear Power Plants

Fred Bosselman * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] In the United States, opponents of new nuclear power plants argue that no new plants should be built until we are prepared to bury the spent fuel from power plants in a permanent storage facility.[1] In my opinion, it is unnecessary to resolve this

Apr 11, 2008

The Externalities of Nuclear Power:First, Assume We Have a Can Opener . . .

Karl S. Coplan * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Introduction The nuclear power industry has latched on to global warming as an argument for its renaissance. Although even industry proponents acknowledge that the problem of disposing of spent nuclear fuel remains unsolved, the industry routinely assumes this problem will be solved in

Apr 11, 2008

Relative Risk: Global Warming and Imported Fossil Fuels vs. Nuclear Power

California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Understanding relative risk is at the heart of America’s current debate over a revival of nuclear power. “Nuclear power is dangerous,” say the critics. “Dangerous compared to what?” should be the reply. Commenting in early 2007, the president of Stanford University,

Greenhouse Gas Emissions under CEQA – Costs and Opportunities

Peter V. Allen * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] The recent enactment of SB 97[1] has codified the California Attorney General’s argument that increased greenhouse gas emissions and their effects constitute an environmental impact that must be considered by a permitting agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This new measure