Life cycle resource use of nuclear power generation considering total material requirement

“In this study, the total material requirement (TMR) was used as an indicator in an analysis of the life cycle resource use of nuclear power generation[.] … [T]he TMR of nuclear power generation is considerably lower than that of thermal power generation and is similar to that of renewables. It can be concluded that nuclear power generation is not only favorable from the perspective of global warming, as widely acknowledged, but also from the perspective of natural resource use in the narrative of life cycle analysis.”

Originally published here and here at ScienceDirect on 11 June 2022.

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