Future of Nuclear Energy, The - An interdisciplinary MIT study. The report maintains that "The nuclear option should be retained precisely because it is an important
carbon-free source of power." But the prospects for nuclear energy as an option are limited, the report finds, by four unresolved problems: high
relative costs; perceived adverse safety, environmental, and health effects; potential security risks stemming from proliferation; and unresolved
challenges in long-term management of nuclear wastes.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - Serves as the world's central inter-governmental forum
for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field. A specialized agency within the United Nations system, the IAEA maintains
its headquarters at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.
Nuclear Chemistry and the Community - Introduction to: the relationship of energy and
matter; the origins of nuclear energy; the use of nuclear energy for power and weapons; high energy radiation; how spent nuclear power fuels are
potential sources of nuclear weapons; and insight into questions about nuclear issues that are in the news.
Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) - The trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the UK. It represents more than 260 companies across the UK's nuclear supply chain.
Ohio Citizen Action - Best known for its work on public health and the environment. Chemical
right-to-know, clean-up, pesticide in foods, groundwater protection, nuclear reactors -- public education, campaigns, alerts, and news.
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Nuclear Power - UCS monitors the
performance of nuclear plants and their regulators - the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, finding and exposing safety and security problems
at individual plants, in industry standards, and in the failure of regulators to take effective action.
URENCO - An independent international energy and technology group with its head office based
in Marlow, UK. It operates plants in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and in the near future from a fourth site in New Mexico, US. URENCO's
centrifuge technology is the leading technology for uranium enrichment available today, being considerably more efficient and reliable than the alternative
technologies. Currently it fulfils around 25% share of the global enrichment market.
WISE Uranium Project - Providing information on the health and environmental impacts of
nuclear fuel production.
World Nuclear Association (WNA) - A global industrial organisation promoting worldwide
use of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource. WNA is concerned with nuclear power generation and all aspects of the nuclear fuel
cycle, including mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, plant manufacture, transport, and the safe disposition of spent fuel.
Yucca Mountain Standards - In the development of the planned Yucca Mountain repository, EPA's
single role is to set human health and environmental radiation protection standards. The repository will not be allowed to open unless it meets EPA's
requirements. EPA has developed amendments to the final standards for the planned Yucca Mountain high-level waste disposal facility
that are fully protective of human health. In developing these amendments, EPA considered substantive public comments received during the
public comment period. The amendments to the final standards were signed by the Administrator on September 30, 2008.
Energy.gov - Official U.S. Department of Energy site.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) - Advances the understanding of the fundamental
nature of matter and energy by providing leadership and resources for qualified researchers to conduct basic research at the frontiers of high energy
physics and related disciplines.
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