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The doomsday machine : The high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel

Author: Martin Cohen; Andrew McKillop
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today, there are over 400 nuclear reactors in 31 countries, including France, Brazil, India, the UK, and Canada. Proponents claim that nuclear power is the only viable alternative to fossil fuels given rising energy consumption and the looming threat of global warming, and are pushing for an even greater investment. Here, energy economist Andrew McKillop and social scientist Martin Cohen argue that the nuclear power  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Cohen; Andrew McKillop
ISBN: 9780230338340 0230338348
OCLC Number: 809956089
Description: 242 s.
Contents: Introduction Myth 1: Nuclear Energy is the Energy of the Future Myth 2: Nuclear Power is Green Myth 3: Nuclear Reactors are Reliable and Safe Myth 4: Nuclear Energy is Cheap --
Too Cheap to Meter Myth 5: Nuclear Energy Avoids Geopolitics Myth 6: Nuclear Energy is Very Clean Myth 7: Nuclear Radiation is Harmless Myth 8: Everyone is Looking to Invest in Nuclear Energy

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Proponents claim that nuclear power is the only viable alternative to fossil fuels; however, in the wake of the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima power plant, the future of nuclear energy is again  Read more...

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