and radioactive wastes, 316

and underground nuclear waste repositories, 310311

and WASH-1400, 285

American Society of Heating,

Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), 91

Anaerobic fermentation, 374

Antinuclear movement, 260262

Animal life and plant monocultures, 377

Appliances

demand projections for, 9093

labeled for energy consumption, 121

2010, projections for, 9293

Aqueous raffinates, 300

Arab-Israeli war of 1973, 507

As low as reasonably achievable. See ALARA

Ashland Oil Co., 180

Atascadero, Skytherm House in, 360

Athabascan tar sands, 517

Atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion, 160

Atomic bomb and ionizing radiation, 432434

Atomic Energy Commission

The Brookhaven Report, 261

and Clinch River breeder reactor program, 255256

and radioactive waste, 314315

and WASH-1400, 285

Attic insulation. See Insulation

Australia, uranium reserves in, 518519

Automobiles

demand projections for, 8790

electric vehicles, 8586

international comparisons, 109

miles per gallon. See Miles per gallon

pollutants, 52

projections for, 546547

replacement of, 11

savings in energy for, 85

substituting materials for, 96

Baby boom and GNP, 535

Background radiation, 313314

Balance of payments, 508

Barges for transporting coal, 196

Barstow pilot plant, California, 366

Base-case values, 110

Batteries

development of, 614615

for electric vehicles, 86

Bechtel Corporation, 264265

Beryllium, 388

Best available control technology, 426

Bi-Gas process, 175

Binary cycle plant, 413

Biocides, 372

Biomass, 43, 374375

and algae ponds, 378

committee’s recommendations, 71

destructiveness of, 55

ecosystem risks of, 478

growth of, 376378

high-solar energy scenario, 350351

municipal wastes, 374

Biophotolysis, 379

Black lung disease, 147, 188189, 431

Blanket cycles for fast breeders, 253

Blanket tax, 1214

Bloomster, C.H., 413

Bodvarsson, G., 407, 414

Bombs on nuclear facility, 293

BORAX, 293

Boron, 388

Boulding, Kenneth E., 613618

Brayton engineers, 87

Brazil, oil resources in, 518

Break-even thermal breeder, 245

Breeder reactors, 2425, 27, 2930, 3234, 3839, 214215, 244

abandonmcnt of, 65, 525

versus advanced converters, 256258

cores for, 253

flexibility of, 251253

fusion reactor as, 386387

gas-cooled fast breeder reactor. See Gas-cooled fast breeder reactor

illegal diversion during reprocessing, 218

industrial position on, 213

light water reactor. See Light water reactor

liquid-metal fast breeder reactor. See Liquid-metal fast breeder reactor

national energy policies, 525

postponement of, 525

recommendations for, 70, 258260

recycling load through, 214

safety of, 1819, 218

uranium price and competitiveness of, 522

Breeder Reactor Resource Group, 651

Brine deposits, 46, 142, 398399, 405

Bronchial asthma, 426

Bronchitis, 436

Brookhaven Report, The, 261

Brooks, Harvey, 618621, 623633, 637641

Brown’s Ferry, 289

Brush, Harvey, 265

Btu

quads. See Quadrillion Btu

tax, 606

Building codes, 91

Buildings

demand projections for, 9093, 544546



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