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Nuclear power and the economic interests of consumers

Gordon MacKerron

Nuclear power and the economic interests of consumers

by Gordon MacKerron

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Published by Electricity Consumers" Council in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atomic power industry.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gordon MacKerron.
    SeriesResearch report / Electricity Consumers" Council -- 6, Research report (Electricity Consumers" Council) -- 6.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(2),89p. ;
    Number of Pages89
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20169263M

      Building nuclear-power plants is costly and prone to delays, yet some upstarts are showing that large reactor projects are still viable The nuclear options: How to build a nuclear-power plant Jan.   Former Rancho Seco nuclear plant in California. Getty. Some Arab countries have already begun the process of procuring nuclear power plants. The UAE was supposed to have its first nuclear power Author: Ellen R. Wald.

    New nuclear power plants typically have high capital costs for building the first several plants, after which costs tend to fall for each additional plant built as the supply chains develop and the regulatory processes improve. Fuel, operational, and maintenance costs are relatively small components of the total cost.   Regardless of whether a country already has an existing nuclear power programme or is developing nuclear power for the first time, new nuclear power plants need sufficient funding – usually the responsibility of the government – and financing, which is the responsibility of the plant’s owner or operator.

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