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dc.contributor.authorFALCK Wolfgangen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25T15:53:54Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-07en_GB
dc.date.available2010-02-25T15:53:54Z-
dc.date.created2009-09-04en_GB
dc.date.issued2009en_GB
dc.date.submitted2009-05-28en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-79-12994-0en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1018-5593en_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 23955 ENen_GB
dc.identifier.otherOPOCE LD-NA-23955-EN-Zen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC52335-
dc.description.abstractThis report discusses some fundamental sustainability aspects of nuclear energy systems. Sustainability is used here in a broad sense, encompassing economic as well as environmental aspects. As all raw materials, uranium as resource is available in limited quantities only, although it is by no means scarce in terms of abundance in the earth¿s crust. What can be called a resource is determined by the energy investment that is required to recover it. On one hand this is a simple economic consideration, but on the other hand any energy expenditure has environmental impacts associated with it, including the emission of greenhouse gases. An additional aspect is the relationship between energy investment and net energy gain that may become unfavourable as deeper resources and more refractive uranium mineralisation will have to be exploited. The report outlines the data needs for a more quantitative and long-term strategic assessment of the availability of uranium as fuel in nuclear energy systems.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.F.7-Energy systems evaluationen_GB
dc.format.mediumCD-ROMen_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherOPOCEen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC52335en_GB
dc.titleTowards a Sustainable Front-End of Nuclear Energy Systemsen_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2790/12993en_GB
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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