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Evaluation of Nuclear Power as a Proposed Solution to Global Warming, Air Pollution, and Energy Security

AuteurMark Z.Jacobson
6-01-2-16-80.pdf
Datumjuni 2019
Classificatie 6.01.2.16/80 (KE & BROEIKAS - WEL/NIET OPLOSSING + SCENARIO'S)
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Uit de publicatie:

Evaluation of Nuclear Power as a Proposed Solution to Global
Warming, Air Pollution, and Energy Security
In: 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything
Textbook in press, Cambridge University Press

Mark Z. Jacobson
June 15, 2019

Summary
In evaluating solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security, 
two important questions arise are (1) should new nuclear plants be built to 
help solve these problems, and (2) should existing, aged nuclear plants be kept 
open as long as possible to help solve these problems? To answer these questions, 
the main risks associated with nuclear power are examined.
The risks associated with nuclear power can be broken down into two categories: 
(1) risks affecting its ability to reduce global warming and air pollution and 
(2) risks affecting its ability to provide energy and environmental (aside from 
climate and air pollution) security. Risks in the former category include delays 
between planning and operation, emissions contributing to global warming and 
outdoor air pollution, and costs. Risks in the latter category include weapons 
proliferation risk, reactor meltdown risk, radioactive waste risk, and mining 
cancer and land despoilment risks.