TY - CHAP A1 - Tamás János Katona ED1 - Pavel Tsvetkov Y1 - 2011-09-09 PY - 2011 T1 - Long-Term Operation of VVER Power Plants N2 - We are fortunate to live in incredibly exciting and incredibly challenging time. Energy demands due to economic growth and increasing population must be satisfied in a sustainable manner assuring inherent safety, efficiency and no or minimized environmental impact. These considerations are among the reasons that lead to serious interest in deploying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source. At the same time, catastrophic earthquake and tsunami events in Japan resulted in the nuclear accident that forced us to rethink our approach to nuclear safety, design requirements and facilitated growing interests in advanced nuclear energy systems. This book is one in a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. It consists of six major sections housing twenty chapters on topics from the key subject areas pertinent to successful development, deployment and operation of nuclear power systems worldwide. The book targets everyone as its potential readership groups - students, researchers and practitioners - who are interested to learn about nuclear power. BT - Nuclear Power SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/16971 DO - 10.5772/16971 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-01-24 ER -