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The Lessons of Fukushima

Author: Gusterson, Hugh
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Truthout.org
Publication Year: 2011

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What lessons will we learn from the nuclear accident at Fukushima, an accident thought to be impossible?

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U.S. Energy Policy after Japan: If Not Nuclear, Then What?

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2011

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As the crisis at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant continues to unfold, every bit of news that trickles out deepens the debate about nuclear energy.

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Search of the Week Archive

Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
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Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2011

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CasePlace.org’s Searches of the Week.

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Topic: Nuclear Energy

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Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers; Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Web Sites
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2011

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A list of resources from around the Web about nuclear energy. This selection includes articles, editorials, and other material as a way to help faculty use current events to discuss nuclear energy and its relationship to society, business and government within the curriculum.

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Supply and Sustainability: Piecing Together the Energy Puzzle

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2010

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The global energy sector is at a crossroads. This has sparked a heated debate about the most appropriate energy mix in those countries that are considering the use of nuclear power and renewable energy, and in companies that are committed to tackling climate change...

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Northern Mines Limited (A, B, C)

Authors: Lanfranconi, Claude P.; Chapman, Brad; Webster, Virginia
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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A leading Canadian mining company had recently closed two uranium mines and begun the lengthy and complex regulatory process to obtain approval of their clean-up plans for the mine, surface facilities and waste management areas...

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Nuclear Or Not? Does Nuclear Power Have a Place in a Sustainable Energy Future?

Author: Elliott, David
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year: 2010

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With the nuclear issue back on the agenda worldwide, this highly topical collection steers a path through these controversies, presenting the views of proponents of nuclear expansion, examining the challenges that face them and exploring the arguments of those who support alternative approaches.

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Cameco in Kyrgyzstan: Corporate Social Responsibility Abroad

Authors: Bansal, Pratima; Scarfe, John; Johnston, Richard
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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Based in Saskatoon, Cameco was the world's largest uranium mining company. The case centres on whether the same corporate social responsibility policy developed in Canada can be applied to the company's joint venture with the Kyrgyzstan government to operate a gold mine in eastern Kyrgyzstan.

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Financial Impact of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: Dominion Resources, Inc.

Authors: Cross, T.; Allen, B.; Simko, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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This case is about excellent due diligence and financial disclosure in acquiring major fixed assets (nuclear power plants) and the impact on the financial results and investor confidence.

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Financial Impact of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: FirstEnergy and Davis-Besse

Authors: Allen, B.; Cross, T.; Simko, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2009

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In March 2002, during a scheduled refueling outage, workers at FirstEnergy's Davis-Besse nuclear power plant found a football-sized hole in the reactor head caused by boric acid corrosion. FirstEnergy projected the outage would last two to three months and cost from $15 million to $30 million. Instead, the outage lasted 26 months and cost $588.9 million.

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Financial Impact of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: PSEG and Hope Creek

Authors: Allen, B.; Cross, T.; Simko, Paul
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 2009

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This case is about the financial impact of negative publicity and a company's reaction.

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Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

Authors: Yablokov, Alexey V.; Nesterenko, Vassily B.; Nesterenko, Alexey V.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters; Journal Articles
Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication Year: 2009

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The present volume probably provides the largest and most complete collection of data concerning the negative consequences of Chernobyl on the health of people and on the environment. The main conclusion of the book is that it is impossible and wrong “to forget Chernobyl.” Over the next several future generations the health of people and of nature will continue to be adversely impacted.

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Safety at Fluor Hanford (A, B)

Authors: Inkpen, Andrew C.; Moffett, M
Product Type: Cases
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
Publication Year: 2009

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Fluor Corporation has always prided itself on its competence in safety. It was a core value of the company, and Fluor had achieved remarkable safety records on complex projects all over the world. But now, in the spring of 1997, Fluor found itself managing the western hemisphere's largest environmental clean-up site, the Hanford reservation in Washington State.

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The Case For and Against Nuclear Power

Author: Totty, Michael
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Publication Year: 2008

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Is nuclear power the answer for a warming planet? Or is it too expensive and dangerous to satisfy future energy needs?

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Weathering the Storm of Investor Risk at RWE: WWF's Assessment

Authors: Steger, U; Ionescu-Somers, Aileen; Coughlan, S
Product Type: Cases
Source: IMD
Publication Year: 2008

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This case looks at the differences between how a company and an NGO assess the financial risk posed by carbon.

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NRG Seeks First US Nuclear Plant Permit in Decades

Authors: Baltimore, Chris; Lee, Lisa
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Planet Ark World Environment News
Publication Year: 2007

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NRG Energy will file an application with regulators on Tuesday to build two new nuclear reactors in Texas, the first such request in the United States in 29 years, the company said Monday.

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US Nuclear Power: Rebranding Cleans Up Image

Author: Bream, Rebecca
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Financial Times
Publication Year: 2007

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Texas could be one of the main centres of any nuclear revival. Dallas-based energy group TXU Corp has said it was considering building up to 6,000MW of nuclear capacity at up to three sites in Texas, with an aim of starting power generation between 2015 and 2020...

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Slow Start for Revival of Nuclear Reactors

Author: Wald, Matthew L.
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2006

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Constellation Energy is convinced that nuclear power is on the verge of a renaissance, ready to provide reliable electricity at a competitive price. Their neighboring utility, the PPL Corporation, takes a different view. "There are better places to put the money of shareholders", Mr. Hecht of PPL said. Constellation's decisions have implications beyond the corporate bottom line...

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Cameco Corporation: Uranium Mining in Saskatchewan

Author: Ali, Saleem H.
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Vermont
Publication Year: 2004

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The topic of Bernard Michel’s speech was general in nature, yet quite specific in substance: “Corporate Citizenship and the Saskatchewan Uranium Industry.”

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Driving Organizational Change in the Midst of Crisis

Authors: Carroll, John; Hatakenaka, Sachi
Product Type: Cases
Source: MIT Sloan Management Review
Publication Year: 2001

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There is no recipe for pulling an organization through a crisis. You have to think on your feet. This case study shows that even in a complex, high-pressure industry openness to learning can light the way.

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Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies

Author: Perrow, Charles
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Princeton University Press
Publication Year: 1999

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Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. By recognizing two dimensions of risk--complex versus linear interactions, and tight versus loose coupling--this book provides a powerful framework for analyzing risks and the organizations that insist we run them.

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Three Teaching Case Studies of Accidents in Nuclear Energy Development in Japan

Author: Iino, Hiroshi
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Publication Year: 1999

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Although engineering ethics classes at technical institutes are common in the USA, they have been rare in Japan, and were very rare in 1996 when I was asked by the Kanazawa Institute of Technology to design, implement and teach a class on engineering ethics for undergraduate students...

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The Lilco Shoreham Plant

Authors: Benjamin, Colin O.; Basu, Gautam
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Missouri-Rolla
Publication Year: 1991

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This case uses the design and construction of the billion-dollar Long Island Lighting Company's Shoreham nuclear power plant to illustrate the challenges associated with the planning and implementation of a mega-project. Since completion of the construction phase of the project, public concerns about safety, environmental issues and significant increases in utility rates imposed external pressures which prevented the operation of the facility.

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Case of the Willful Whistle-Blower

Author: Seymour, Sally
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 1988

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Jim, an employee of the nuclear division of Fairway Electric, discovered a report written fifteen years ago about a flaw in the design of their Radon II nuclear reactor...

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The Accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

Author: Shelton, R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Lincoln
Publication Year: 1982

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This case examines events leading to a nuclear power plant accident and the evacuation of a local population.

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