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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. J. Raeder, W. Gulden
      Pages 231-278

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.


fission fusion methodology nuclear fusion tokamak

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7895-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0619-1
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