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Economics of new nuclear power plants: Quiz


Question 1: In France, one model of reactor was type-certified, using a ________ process similar to the process used to certify aircraft models for safety.
Fire protection engineeringSoftware engineeringSafety engineeringSystems engineering

Question 2: Outside the U.S., the cost or political feasibility of disposal of the waste from reprocessed ________ is still not fully resolved.
PlutoniumUraniumCuriumSpent nuclear fuel

Question 3: [2] However, the ________ includes a tax credit that should reduce that cost slightly.
United States offshore drilling debateUnited States Department of EnergyEnergy Policy Act of 2005Energy policy of the United States

Question 4: In 2005, prices on the world market averaged ________20/lb (US$44.09/kg).
United States dollarFederal Reserve SystemHawaiiUnited States

Question 5: In 2009, the Obama administration announced that the ________ would no longer be considered the answer for U.S.
Hanford SiteRadioactive wasteYucca Mountain nuclear waste repositoryNevada

Question 6: Cost estimates also need to take into account plant decommissioning and ________ storage costs.
Integral Fast ReactorRadioactive wasteNuclear fission productLong-lived fission product

Question 7: They include AREVA's European Pressurized Reactor (EPR), General Electric's ESBWR, Westinghouse's ________, and AECL's ACR-1000.
Turkey Point Nuclear Generating StationVogtle Electric Generating PlantShearon Harris Nuclear Power PlantAP1000

Question 8: For full history, details and controversy, see ________.
Nuclear powerPrice–Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity ActNuclear safetyNuclear energy policy

Question 9: Four ________ are already in operation in Japan, and one more is being built in Japan and two in Taiwan.
Boiling water reactorLight water reactorNuclear reactor technologyAdvanced Boiling Water Reactor

Question 10: ________ typically have high capital costs for building the plant, but low fuel costs.
Nuclear power debateUraniumNuclear powerNuclear reactor technology


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