Managing Nuclear Technology

Diagram of the interior of a nuclear waste emplacement drift.

Cutaway of an emplacement drift with three types of waste packages, as planned for the Yucca Mountain Project. (Illustration courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.)


MIT Course Number

22.812J / ESD.163J

As Taught In

Spring 2004



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Course Highlights

This course features extensive lecture notes and readings, plus a rich collection of related links on nuclear safety and proliferation.

Course Description

An examination of current economic and policy issues in the electric power industry, focusing on nuclear power and its fuel cycle. Introduces techniques for analyzing private and public policy alternatives, including discounted cash flow methods and other techniques in engineering economics. Application to specific problem areas, including nuclear waste management and weapons proliferation. Other topics include deregulation and restructuring in the electric power industry.

Lester, Richard. 22.812J Managing Nuclear Technology, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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