ERIC Number: ED132025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Environmental Impact of Electrical Power Generation: Nuclear and Fossil.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
This text was written to accompany a course concerning the need, environmental costs, and benefits of electrical power generation. It was compiled and written by a committee drawn from educators, health physicists, members of industry and conservation groups, and environmental scientists. Topics include: the increasing need for electrical power, and current and proposed methods for meeting this need; nuclear power and fossil-fueled plants, their wastes, and health effects; considerations for choosing the site for a new power plant; energy conservation; and environmental effects of power generation. The appendices include a glossary of terms, a bibliography for further study, a decision-making model to help the reader analyze the information received, and a brief outline of the procedure that must be followed by a utility in order to construct and operate a nuclear power plant. (MH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Science, Curriculum, Electrical Systems, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environment, Fuels, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Science Education, Textbooks, Utilities
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($3.05)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Note: For related Teacher's Guide, see SE 021 548; Contains occasional marginal legibility in Tables and Figures