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In the Next Issue of Science Progress...Nuclear Energy

Posted on 24. September, 2010.

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With rising concern about climatic effects attributed in part to the use of fossil carbon-based fuels, and about possible difficulties in their future supply, nuclear energy promises to become increasingly important in coming decades.

Peter D Wilson describes the technical principles and practices of the civil nuclear industry, with particular reference to fission and its products, natural and artificial radioactivity, elements principally concerned and their relationships, main types of reactor, safety issues, the fuel cycle, waste management, issues related to weapon proliferation, environmental considerations and possible future developments.

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