Sustainable, Full-Scope Nuclear Fission Energy at Planetary Scale

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Petroski, Robert ; Wood, Lowell (2012)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Sustainability, volume 4, issue 11 11, pages 1-36 (issn: 2071-1050)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su4113088
  • Subject: nuclear fission energy; breeder reactor; traveling wave reactor; manifest safety; seawater uranium extraction; deep borehole nuclear waste disposal; nuclear process heat; nuclear transportation | nuclear transportation | nuclear transportation<b> </b> | TD194-195 | Renewable energy sources | manifest safety | nuclear fission energy | seawater uranium extraction | traveling wave reactor | TJ807-830 | GE1-350 | Environmental sciences | Environmental effects of industries and plants | breeder reactor | deep borehole nuclear waste disposal | nuclear process heat
    • jel: jel:Q2 | jel:Q3 | jel:Q0 | jel:Q | jel:Q5 | jel:Q56 | jel:O13

A nuclear fission-based energy system is described that is capable of supplying the energy needs of all of human civilization for a full range of human energy use scenarios, including both very high rates of energy use and strikingly-large amounts of total energy-utiliz... View more
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