Safety, Environmental Impact, and Economic Prospects of Nuclear Fusion

  • Bruno Brunelli
  • Heinz Knoepfel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Summary of General Studies on Safety, Environmental Impact and Cost of Magnetic Fusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. W. Conn, J. P. Holdren, D. Steiner, D. Ehst, W. J. Hogan, R. A. Krakowski et al.
      Pages 3-33
    3. B. G. Logan, J. P. Holdren, D. H. Berwald, R. J. Budnitz, J. G. Crocker, J. G. Delene et al.
      Pages 67-78
  3. General Program Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. R. S. Pease
      Pages 95-116
  4. Feasibility Problems

  5. Component Related Safety and Environmental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Mujid S. Kazimi
      Pages 183-198
    3. Yves Belot, Pierre Zettwoog
      Pages 199-228
  6. Safety and Economy of Fusion Proto-Reactors

  7. Panel Discussions and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Bruno Brunelli, Heinz Knoepfel
      Pages 307-307
    3. G.J Butterworth
      Pages 309-310
    4. E.C Brolin
      Pages 311-311
    5. P. Rocco
      Pages 312-314
    6. M. Snykers
      Pages 315-317
    7. K. Tomabechi, J. G. Crocker, J. Darvas, Y. Fujii-e, J. Raeder, P. Zettwoog
      Pages 319-321
    8. R. W. Conn, R. Buende, J. Darvas, L. Gouni, W. R. Spears
      Pages 323-325
    9. R. S. Pease, R. W. Conn, V. Demchenko, Ch. Maisonnier, K. Tomabechi, R. Toschi
      Pages 327-332
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 333-352

About this book


This book contains the lectures and the concluding discussion of the "Seminar on Safety, Environmental Impact, and Economic Prospects of Nuclear Fusion", which was held at Erice, August 6-12, 1989. In selecting the contributions to this 9th meeting held by the International School of Fusion Reactor Technology at the E. Majorana Center for Scientific Cul­ ture in Erice, we tried to provide a comprehensive coverage of the many interre­ lated and interdisciplinary aspects of what ultimately turns out to be the global acceptance criteria of our society with respect to controlled nuclear fusion. Consequently, this edited collection of the papers presented should provide an overview of these issues. We thus hope that this book, with its extensive subject index, will also be of interest and help to nonfusion specialists and, in general, to those who from curiosity or by assignment are required to be informed on these as­ pects of fusion energy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Brunelli
    • 1
  • Heinz Knoepfel
    • 1
  1. 1.Euratom-ENEA AssociationFrascatiItaly

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