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Issue 11 • Date Nov. 1979

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    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 1
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    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):6 - 15
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 16
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 16
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 17
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):22 - 25
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  • Best bits: Applications of microprocessors: Keeping tabs on plutonium

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):26 - 28
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    A weak link in protecting against theft of plutonium from storage vaults, according to two University of California computer scientists, is the lack of a monitoring system that could record instantly how much was stolen. View full abstract»

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  • Spectral lines: Opinions on nuclear power

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 29
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    In an ABC News-Harris survey conducted in May, 52 percent of the general public said they favored nuclear power plants, and 42 percent said they did not. In contrast, a poll by Spectrum of IEEE members in the U.S. conducted at about the same time showed 83 percent of those responding favoring the further development and use of nuclear power, while 13 percent said they did not, and four percent did... View full abstract»

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  • Special issue: Three Mile Island and the future of nuclear power [special issue intro.]

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):30 - 32
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    This special issue will focus on the follwoing questions: What happened on the morning of March 28, 1979 at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania? What significance do those events take on when considered in the context of nuclear power plant safety? What bearing might those events have on the future use and development of nuclear power? and Who will determine nuclear power's future? These questions a... View full abstract»

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  • The accident that shouldn't have happened: A narrative account of what is believed to have occurred, based on reports from many experts

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 33
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    A schematic of Three Mile Island Unit 2, opposite p. 42, will help you follow the sequence of numbered events that comprised the nuclear reactor accident. FOLD OUT this schematic before beginning the articles on this page. Then choose the article that best suits you ¿ if you're not already familiar with the workings of pressurized water reactors, begin with the article directly below; but, if you... View full abstract»

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  • The technical blow-by-blow: Details of the Three Mile Island accident as excerpted and edited from interviews with Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigators

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):33 - 58
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    Investigators for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission went to work shortly after the nuclear crisis at Three Mile Island had passed the danger point. Their goal: to establish as accurately as possible the sequence of events that began last March 28 at reactor No. 2. View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear power and the public risk: TMI underscored generic human factors and safety system problems, and challenged the complex art of risk assessment

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):59 - 80
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    Discusses human factors, safety system problems, and the complex art of risk assessment as a result of the Three Mile Island accident. View full abstract»

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  • The decision-makers: A cacophony of voices: The tangle of politics, finance, bureaucracy, and the persuasive arts yields ¿¿go no-go¿¿ answers for the nuclear industry

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):81 - 91
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    Building a nuclear power plant in the United States is not a job for the faint at heart. It takes a minimum of seven years of planning, studies, reviews, and hearings just to get the Federal, state, and local permits for construction. At least six more years are needed to build the plant and obtain an operating license. That is the quick way to put up a nuclear power plant. In practice, it rarely ... View full abstract»

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  • TMI and the press

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):92 - 96
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    ¿How depressing it is to think that the advance of technology is in the hands of the press and the politicians.¿ So said an engineer with the Magnavox Government Electronics Co. when Spectrum queried him on his reaction to coverage by the general news media of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear power around the world: Where the plants are located and a country-by-country projection showing nuclear's part in total electric energy production

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):97 - 98
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    Discusses where the plants are located and a country-by-country projection showing nuclear's part in total electric energy production. View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear power in Western Europe

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):98 - 105
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    The days of almost euphoric welcome for nuclear power are at an end in Western Europe. Today the attitudes of leading politicians and the majority of the public in many European countries can be summed up as ¿we've got to have it, but let's use it as a last resort.¿ View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear power in Eastern Europe

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):105 - 108
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    Huge expansion of nuclear power capacity ¿ so huge that some observers might view it as unrealistic ¿ is planned by the Soviet Union and seven Eastern Bloc countries. The goal is total installed capacity of 150 GW by 1990. The ambition of this plan can be measured by the previous target ¿ 30 GW by 1980, a total that is not likely to be met. Present operating capacity is estimated at 16 GW, with... View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear power in Japan

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):108 - 109
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    The events at Reactor Unit 2 on Three Mile Island have had a profound impact on Japan, where a firm commitment to nuclear power makes that nation second only to the United States in the use of nuclear energy. From the earliest hours of the Three Mile Island accident, the Japanese Government and utilities have been deeply involved in seeking to apply the lessons learned. View full abstract»

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  • Where do we go from here?: Analysis by the experts reveals steps to be undertaken in nuclear plant design, operating procedures, and institutional matters

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):110 - 111
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    Discusses a list of observations and recommendations which have emerged from analysis of the Three Mile Island accident. These mainly relate to design, operating procedures or failure analysis. View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):112 - 113
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    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):114 - 122
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