Critical reflections on nuclear and renewable energy : environmental protection and safety in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident / Way Kuo, president of City University of Hong Kong.
By: Kuo, Way.Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118773741 (pdf); 1118773748 (pdf); 9781118773451 (epub); 1118773454 (epub); 9781118773499; 1118773497.Subject(s): Nuclear engineering -- Safety measures | Nuclear engineering -- Political aspects | Nuclear power plants -- Risk assessment | Renewable energy sources | SCIENCE / Energy | Energy policy | Nuclear energy | Renewable energy sources | Renewable energy | Nuclear engineering -- Political aspects | Nuclear engineering -- Safety measures | Nuclear power plants -- Risk assessment | Renewable energy sourcesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Critical reflections on nuclear and renewable energyDDC classification: 363.17/99 Other classification: SCI024000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
"The book analyses the pros and cons of a spectrum of energies, ranging from petroleum, coal, gas to water, solar and wind energies as well as nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011. It maintains that we should look at nuclear energy from a rational point of view instead of being influenced by emotions or politicians' arguments"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword 1; Foreword 2; Preface; Introduction; Part I The World after March 11, 2011 -- Ripple Effect of the Fukushima Accident; 1 Reliability and Nuclear Power; Nuclear Accidents in History; Nuclear Power Plants are not Atomic Bombs; Is Nuclear Power Reliable?; "Second-hand Contamination" -- An Unfounded Notion; Nuclear Power Plants: Economical and Safe; Monitoring Imported Japanese Food; Human Factors; Paying Heed to Maintenance; Nuclear Waste and Waste Management; Impact of Nuclear Science and Technologies on Modern Society.
Social and National Security 2 Some Flowers Fall, and Again They Bloom; Visit to Sendai During the Cherry Blossom Season; Tohoku University; 3 Different Responses Across the Waters; Different Reactions to the Nuclear Accident; 4 Aging and Reliability; Law of Aging; When Will Signs of Spring Replace the Old?; 5 Transparent Management Guarantees Nuclear Safety; Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine; TEPCO's Crisis Management; Recent Events at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant; Rules-based Management versus People-based Management; 6 Th e Need for Quality Control.
An Ancient Doctor's Comment on Quality Control Performance of Power Plants; In-breeding Encroaches upon Quality Control in Nuclear Plants; 7 Don't Let Gossip Affect the Safe Operation of Nuclear Power; Self-defeating Hearsay; Three Elements in the Safety of Nuclear Power; Nuclear Power and Nuclear Energy Industry in Japan; South Korea: An Emerging Power of the 21st Century; China: Nuclear Power House in the 21st Century; Taiwan: Confounded by the Nuclear Power Issue; Speaking from Evidence; The Unsettling Element in Discussions about Nuclear Power.
Part II Environmental Protection, Occupational Safety and Innovation -- A Spectrum of Energies 8 A Spectrum of Energy Sources; A Brief History of Energies; Energy Crisis; Of the Spectrum of Energies, Which is Most Splendid?; Sense and Sensibility; 9 Facts about Background Radiation; Where is the Nuclear-free Homestead?; 10 Human Negligence of Occupational Safety Leads to Numerous Accidents; Occupational Safety in Serious Jeopardy Right by Your Side; The Unheeded Serious Problems of Occupational Safety; Train Collisions Throughout the World.
Natural Calamities are Less Destructive than Man-made Accidents11 When Will Environmental Pollution End?; The Misleading and Mislabeling Food Products; The Ubiquity of Biological and Chemical Sources of Pollution; Non-nuclear Pollution Permeates the World; Coal-fired Pollution Shocks and Global Warming; Coal Mining; The Melancholic Beauty of Idaho; Which Way Forward: "Nuclear" or "Non-nuclear"?; Passengers and Taxi Drivers; 12 Non-nuclear Calamities Are Also Horrible; Natural Calamities; Man-made Disasters; Horrible Consequences.