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Technological factors affecting the siting of nuclear power stations

Donald T. Eggen

Technological factors affecting the siting of nuclear power stations

a technical report

by Donald T. Eggen

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Published by Illinois Legislative Council in [Springfield] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power plants -- Location.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Donald T. Eggen and C. David Livengood.
    ContributionsLivengood, C. David, joint author., Illinois. Legislative Council.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK1078 .E33
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 37 p. ;
    Number of Pages37
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5171209M
    LC Control Number74623069

    Although with the technological developments condition of natural waterfalls has been overpowered by construction of dams, for which solid rock structure and geological stability is a prime necessity? 2. Economic Factors: Economic factors play an important role in the development of hydro-electric power. These factors are as follows. Factors Affecting the Selection of Site for Dams. Apart from the construction of the dam, selecting proper site for the dam is very crucial. Selecting the proper site will help carrying out construction of the strong dam and it will also help reduce risks due to natural disasters like earth quake.

    The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries, based in Paris, France. The mission of the NEA is to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases.   By shrinking the size of these plants, the hope is to dramatically reduce the large capital costs of nuclear power and reduce the potential impacts of a large-scale nuclear meltdown. NuScale is leading the charge with this technology and has a project with the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems to build 12 of its megawatt (MW) reactors.

      The TEPCO Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is located in Futaba County of Fukushima Prefecture, facing a seashore of the Pacific Ocean, as shown in Fig. Fig 1. The East Japan Earthquake broke out at on Ma , and the subsequent unprecedented tsunami struck the NPS at   Only nuclear energy is both a 24/7 baseload energy source like coal and natural gas, and also a low-carbon energy source like solar and wind. As such, nuclear energy is unique and irreplaceable. Awareness increases support. As public awareness of nuclear energy’s benefits grows, so too does public support.


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Other important factors in the production of nuclear power which are not locational in nature include demand, capital and technology or skills. Building a nuclear power station is very expensive and therefore large amounts of capital must be available.

Countries with nuclear power stations include the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan. Siting is the term used to describe the process to select where a nuclear installation is built and whether the decided location is suitable for it.

Siting is one of the important decisions in the early stage of a planned nuclear energy project. Some may argue that nuclear technology is nearly free of errors, but everyone knows that people make mistakes.

And the price of a nuclear mistake is too high to risk. While only technology will save us from the impact of our technology, nuclear power is the wrong technology to save us from global warming.

It's tempting. The scale is large, the. Nuclear power, electricity generated by power plants that derive their heat from fission in a nuclear reactor. Except for the reactor, a nuclear power plant is similar to a large coal-fired power plant, with pumps, valves, steam generators, turbines, electric generators, condensers, and associated equipment.

Fukushima accident, also called Fukushima nuclear accident or Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, accident in at the Fukushima Daiichi (“Number One”) plant in northern Japan, the second worst nuclear accident in the history of nuclear power generation.

The site is on Japan’s Pacific coast, in northeastern Fukushima prefecture about km (60 miles) south of Sendai. Choosing a suitable site for a nuclear power station requires the consideration and balancing of several factors.

Some 'physical' site characteristics, such as the local climate and the potential for seismic activity, will be generic to all reactors designs, while others, such as the availability of cooling water, the area of land required and geological conditions capable of sustaining the.

the last six decades. Similar factors affect other forms of electricity generation, though to differing degrees. For example, the cost of transporting fuel to the site is much higher for a coal-fired power station than for a nuclear plant, there being a difference of a factor of several thousand in power the mass of fuel required in the two cases.

The Future of U.S. Nuclear Power. Annual U.S. electricity demand is projected to rise 47% by   With rising oil and gas prices and concern about global warming, nuclear power has started to look attractive again.

In the late s, nuclear power was seen as a way to reduce dependency on imported oil and gas. Nuclear fallout is the residual radioactive material propelled into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast, so called because it "falls out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave has passed.

It commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash created when a nuclear weapon explodes. The amount and spread of fallout is a product of the size of the weapon and the altitude at.

So too must the advanced nuclear power stations now being deployed worldwide based on proven light water reactor technology to replace the existing fleet of operating reactors.

A nuclear power plant is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear is typical of thermal power stations, heat is used to generate steam that drives a steam turbine connected to a generator that produces ofthe International Atomic Energy Agency reported there were nuclear power reactors in operation in 30 countries.

Con – If it goes wrong Anti-nuclear campaigners will cite the three major nuclear meltdowns of recent times, Three Mile Island inChernobyl in and most recently Fukushima in Despite all the safety measures in place these nuclear plants, different factors caused them to go into meltdown, which was devastating for the environment and for local inhabitants who had to flee.

The industry in its current form began to develop during the early years of the 20th century, based on fossil fuel and hydropower power stations delivering power across a hierarchical grid system.

During the middle part of the 20th century nuclear stations started to provide electricity too. siting nuclear centres, because an exaggerated notion of the possible consequences of accidents might lead to the construction of nuclear power stations so far away from power consumption zones as would affect the economics of power generation.

At the same time, the requirements of safety must not be over­. As you can see, nuclear energy has by far the highest capacity facto r of any other energy source. This basically means nuclear power plants are producing maximum power more than 93% of the time during the year.

That’s about to 2 times more as natural gas and coal units, and to times more reliable than wind and solar plants. Many factors are influencing location of a thermal power plants. Main factors are:how close to cooling water from river, ocean, sea, safety against earthquakes and floods (especially for.

The fourth screen considers “social acceptability of residents.” Especially for the fourth (social) screen, Aldrich () focused on siting problems in nuclear power plant development in Japan and pointed out how utilities and the government overcome opposition from local and external anti-nuclear.

Twenty years ago, the cost of building a nuclear power station in the United States averaged almost $3 billion (in dollars). Years of technological refinements and.

After collecting data, we applied factor analysis to the data, and found 4 factors: Trust in the Authorities, Superiority of Nuclear Power Generation, Benefit for Nuclear Power Plants' Siting. The NRC also proposed regulations that would require nuclear power stations to have systems in place to allow them to remain safe if cut off from outside power and access for up to three days.

It issued other recommendations addressing issues such as the removal of combustible gas and the monitoring of spent-fuel storage pools. nuclear power generation, which is based on small modular reactors, and a brief description of the theoretical reactors that are expected to be built in the future.

Section four discusses the costs of building a nuclear power plant and the economic competitiveness of nuclear power compared with other sources of generation.Akira Ohtsuru's research works with 6, citations and 5, reads, including: Influence of post-disaster evacuation on incidence of hyperuricemia in residents of Fukushima Prefecture: the.Globally, around 50 nuclear power plants were under construction in 20 countries as of Aprilaccording to the IAEA.

China has 10 reactors under construction. According to the World Nuclear Association, the global trend is for new nuclear power stations coming online to be balanced by the number of old plants being retired.