Will Page Blaufuss, Jaime Elaine Howard, Nicholas Alexander Pannunzio
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Using an environmentally extended Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), we will compare nuclear energy to conventional carbon-based energy sources, taking into account and analyzing all stages of the energy generation life cycle. We plan to include land usage and degradation, mining, pollution, waste disposal, decommissioning costs, and storage of nuclear waste into our analysis. The comparison will then determine if nuclear energy is a truly green alternative to currently-used coal and gas plants.
Erin L. Gibbemeyer
Primary Advisor's Department
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and Clean Energy; Climate Action
"Life Cycle Assessment of Coal and Nuclear Energy Generation" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 1989.