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Containing the atom : nuclear regulation in a changing environment, 1963-1971

Author: J Samuel Walker; George T Mazuzan; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The late 1960s saw massive growth in the American nuclear industry. But public concern about the natural environment and suspicion of both government and industry also increased dramatically. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, J. Samuel.
Containing the atom.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1992
(OCoLC)820701002
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Samuel Walker; George T Mazuzan; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
ISBN: 0520079132 9780520079137
OCLC Number: 25047694
Notes: "Prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission"--Title page verso.
Companion vol. to: Controlling the atom : the beginnings of nuclear regulation, 1946-1962 / George T. Mazuzan and J. Samuel Walker.
Description: xiii, 533 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The context of nuclear regulation, 1946-1962 --
The nuclear industry and the bandwagon market --
The regulatory framework --
Reactors downtown? the debate over metropolitan siting --
Reactors at faults: the controversy over seismic siting --
Dilemma over disasters: the extension of indemnity legislation --
Reactor safety: growing concern over larger reactors --
Accident prevention: the emergency cooling imbroglio --
The first line of defense---and other safety measures --
Regulating mines and mills: health, environmental, and bureaucratic hazards --
The AEC and the environment: the thermal pollution controversy --
Radiation standards: debate within and challenges from without --
Fallout over radiation --
Environmental law and litigation: from NEPA to the Calvert Cliffs decision --
The public and nuclear power --
The end of an era --
Appendix 1. Glossary of acronyms --
Appendix 2. Chronology of regulatory history.
Responsibility: J. Samuel Walker.
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