|US and International Data on Waste, Fuel and Plants. Energy Information Administration is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy whose mission is to provide policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.|
|Nuclear- Fourth Generation Orgs and Agencies:|
|Generation IV International Forum, or GIF, was chartered in July 2001 to lead the collaborative efforts of the world's leading nuclear technology nations to develop next generation nuclear energy systems to meet the world's future energy needs.|
|U.S. Department of Energy. Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems info.|
|Nuclear- Fourth Generation- Reports:|
|"Safer, Cheaper, more Efficient- Inside the Fourth-Generation Reactors" 21st Century Science & Technology (partial text) Spring 2001 issue.|
|"Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems; How They Got Here and Where They are Going." U.S. DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Presentation- Describes 6 systems. Good diagrams. PDF.|
|"Is there a Future for Nuclear" Conclusion: "It is widely assumed that Generation IV systems will not be commercially available before 2030 and there is no indication that these reactors will make nuclear power leave the league of the most expensive sources for electricity generation.'' Austrian Institute of Ecology. PDF.|
|"A Technology Roadmap for the Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems" U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee and the Generation IV International Forum.|
|United Nations Environment Programme- Environment Alert Bulletin. 'Nuclear waste: is everything under control?' - Questions widely-utilized solutions to the problem of nuclear waste. (Feb-2007) PDF. ***|
|U.S. Dept of Energy. Yucca Mountain Repository Info.|
As of mid 2008 approximately $9.5 billion has been spent on the
Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site.
And there isn't any waste stored in it as of yet.
'Nuclear energy supplies around 17% of the total electrical
energy generated in the world- but the average age of nuclear
reactors in use is 22 years.'
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