The Next Generation of Fission

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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

Like most energy sources, fission energy is constantly evolving but fission is the one energy source that has the capability of supplying our electricity demand indefinitely at lowest cost without producing greenhouse gas emissions. In this chapter we look at some current developments and see how we can make fission energy into a truly sustainable energy source. We cover the issues of fuel recycling, newer reactor technology, modular, and small reactors and finish with a discussion of fast breeder reactors to make fission energy sustainable.

Keywords

Steam Helium Uranium Plutonium 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The PocketAustralia

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