UTILIZATION OF URANIUM COST/BENEFIT STUDY FOR NUCLEAR POWERED MERCHANT SHIPS

This study presents a cost/benefit analysis for the utilization of uranium in merchant ships versus the use of uranium for the generation of electricity in central power stations. The study concludes that an alternative naval fuel to oil must be developed for the merchant marine to reduce U.S. dependency upon foreign supplies of a critical fuel. The study further indicates that use of uranium for ship propulsion results in transport of large quantities of needed import/exports while the residual oil saved will generate the same quantity of electricity in a central power station as the uranium used for ship propulsion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NUS Corporation

    4 Research Place
    Rockville, MD  USA  20850

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Advanced Ship Construction, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Smith, E R
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-77094 Spec Study, NUS-1843
  • Contract Numbers: MA-T-38160
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM