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Main Title Nuclear Energy Risks and Benefits.
Author Jansen, Steven D. ; Bailey, Robert E. ; Randolph, J. C. ; Hartnett, James P. ; Mastanaiah, K. ;
CORP Author Ohio River Basin Energy Study, Urbana, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-R-805609 ;EPA-R-804816; EPA-600/7-81-061;
Stock Number PB82-109703
Additional Subjects Ohio River Basin ; Nuclear electric power generation ; Nuclear energy ; Risk ; Nuclear radiation ; Regulations ; Health physics ; Terrorism ; Sabotage ; Kentucky ; West Virginia ; Illinois ; Indiana ; Ohio ; Pennsylvania ; Electric power generation ; Energy source development ; Coal fired power plants ; Risk assessment ; Light water reactors ; Nuclear materials diversion ; TMI-2 accident
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-109703 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 115p
Abstract The report was prepared as part of the Ohio River Basin Energy Study (ORBES), a multidisciplinary policy research program. The study region consists of all of Kentucky, most of West Virginia, and substantial portions of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. By 1988, coal-fired electrical generating capacity in the region is expected to total over 100,000 MWe, versus about 11,000 MWe projected for nuclear-fueled capacity by that year. Thus, the ORBES emphasis was on coal-fired generation. This report attempts to fill in some of the gaps in the relative lack of emphasis on the risks and benefits of nuclear electricity production in the study region. It covers the following topics: (1) basic facts about radiation, (2) an overview of the current regulatory framework of the nuclear industry, (3) health risks associated with electricity production by LWRs, (4) the risks of nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and sabotage, (5) comparative economics and healthy risks of coal versus nuclear, and (6) the March 1979 accident at Three Mile Island.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Illinois Univ. at Chicago Circle, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Pittsburgh Univ., PA., and Louisville Univ., KY. Sponsored in part by Grants EPA-R-805588, and EPA-R-805608. See also report dated Jan 81, PB81-161788.
PUB Date Free Form Sep 81
Category Codes 13B; 10B; 97I; 97R; 68
NTIS Prices PC A06/MF A01
Primary Description 600/19
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323805691
Origin NTIS
Type CAT