Nuclear Power / Energy Resources
power, or nuclear energy, is the use of exothermic nuclear processes, to generate useful heat
and electricity. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion. Presently
the nuclear fission of elements in the actinide series of the periodic table produce the vast
majority of nuclear energy in the direct service of humankind, with nuclear decay processes,
primarily in the form of geothermal energy, and radioisotope thermoelectric generators, in niche
uses making up the rest. Nuclear (fission) power stations, excluding the contribution from naval
nuclear fission reactors, provided about 5.7% of the world's energy and 13% of the world's electricity
in 2012. In 2013, the IAEA report that there are 437 operational nuclear power reactors, in
31 countries, although not every reactor is producing electricity."
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|American Nuclear Society | ans.org
708-352-6611 | La Grange Park, IL
international, scientific and educational organization, whose purpose is to promote
the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology.
Atomic Energy Council (AEC) | aec.gov.tw/english
+ 886 2 8231-7250 | Taiwan
The sole authority within the Central Government directly overseeing atomic energy
related affairs. AEC's mission is two-fold: to develop and enforce regulations, and
to conduct R&D of nuclear technology.
Australian Uranium Association |
A representative body that both articulates the national and global
interest associated with Australian uranium exploration, mining and export, as well
as advocates the industry's views to government and the community.
Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) | sckcen.be/sckcen_en
+32 14 33 21 11 | Belgium
Advancing the peaceful, medical and industrial applications of nuclear energy.
Canadian Nuclear Association | cna.ca/english/index.asp
613-237-4262 | Ottawa,
A non-profit organization established in 1960 to represent the
nuclear industry in Canada and promote the development and growth of nuclear technologies
for peaceful purposes.
Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) | cns-snc.ca/home_eng.html
416-977-7620 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dedicated to the exchange of information
in the field of applied nuclear science and technology. This encompasses all aspects
of nuclear energy, uranium, fission and other nuclear technologies such as occupational
and environmental protection, medical diagnosis and treatment, the use of radioisotopes,
and food preservation.
Control The Nuclear Power Plant (Demonstration) | ida.liu.se/~her/npp/demo.html
By Henrik Eriksson, Linköping University, Sweden.
Department of Nuclear Engineering
510-642-5010 | Berkeley, CA
The mission of the Department
of Nuclear Engineering is to maintain and strengthen the University of California’s
only center of excellence in nuclear engineering education and research, and to serve
California and the nation by improving and applying nuclear science and technology.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) | eia.doe.gov
202-586-8800 / Washington,
A statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy that provides policy-independent
data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and
public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) | ecn.nl
224 56 4949 | The Netherlands
Articles, news, and information.
Asked Questions About Nuclear Energy | formal.stanford.edu/jmc/progress/nuclear-faq.html
By John McCarthy, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University.
How Nuclear Power Works | howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power.htm
By Marshall Brain,
Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies | unm.edu/~isnps
505-277-0446 | Albuquerque, NM
Provide specialized educational and research opportunities
in basic and applied fields of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in space and terrestrial
applications, from the University of New Mexico.
International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) | iaea.org
(+431) 2600-0 | Vienna, Austria
The Agency works with
its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful
International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC) | insc.anl.gov
630-252 8224 | Argonne, IL
Operates under the guidance of the Director of International
Nuclear Safety and Cooperation (NN-30) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and
has the mission of improving nuclear power reactor safety worldwide.
|Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute | jaea.go.jp/jaeri/english/index.html
Aims at developing innovative technologies such as advanced exploitation of atomic
energy, achievement of higher safety in nuclear facilities, and extensive utilization
of radiation, and it is coping with challenges leading to frontier sciences.
Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) | jnes.go.jp/english/index.html
An expert organization who conducts specialized and fundamental activities to ensure
nuclear safety, in collaboration with the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA),
the regulatory authority of the nuclear safety ensuring in Japan.
Program | japannuclear.com/nuclearpower/program
Information on Japan's nuclear
program from FEPC, a trade association for the ten electric utility companies that
service the entire country of Japan.
Netherlands Nuclear Society | kerntechniek.nl/index.html
Internet portal of the Dutch nuclear societies.
NFCRC Nuclear Tutorial | nfcrc.uci.edu/EnergyTutorial/nuclear.html
From the National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine.
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) | nea.fr
+33 (1) 45 24 10 10 | Paris, France
A specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development
(OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries.
Everything you want to know about nuclear power,
developed by a group of Physicists from the School of Physics at the University of
Melbourne in Australia, whose aim is to provide authoritative information about nuclear
Nuclear Now! | wired.com/wired/archive/13.02/nuclear.html
by Peter Schwartz and Spencer Reiss, Wired Magazine.
Nuclear Energy Institute
The Nuclear Energy Institute is the policy organization of the nuclear
energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global
The Future of Nuclear Power | web.mit.edu/nuclearpower
An interdisciplinary MIT faculty group decided to study the future of nuclear power
because of a belief that this technology is an important option for the United States
and the world to meet future energy needs without emitting carbon dioxide and other
The Virtual Nuclear Tourist | nucleartourist.com
Vast information on 300+ nuclear power plants around the world, by Joseph Gonyeau.
Office of Nuclear Energy | ne.doe.gov
800-dial-DOE | Washington, DC
mission of the Office of Nuclear Energy is to lead the DOE investment in the development
and exploration of advanced nuclear science and technology.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reference source for radioactive waste
management professionals and includes more than 10,000 links to radwaste, nuclear,
radiation and environmental related companies, research centres, regulatory agencies,
government organizations, and non-governmental organizations.
Nuclear Safety Inspectorate | hsk.ch/english/start.php
of the Federal Office of Energy.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) |
800-368-5642 | Washington, D.C.
An independent agency established by
the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to regulate civilian use of nuclear materials.
NRC is headed by a five-member Commission.
World Nuclear Association | world-nuclear.org
Global private-sector organization that seeks to promote the peaceful worldwide use
of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource for the coming centuries.
Wikipedia | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power
Nuclear power definition, information