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Fire in the rain : the democratic consequences of Chernobyl

Author: Peter Gould
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press in association with Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Chernobyl catastrophe has become a key reference point in current debates concerning the future of nuclear energy and, more generally, the protection and contamination of the environment. "Fire in the Rain" tells the story of this disaster and the consequent trail of political reactions.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gould
ISBN: 074560787X 9780745607870 0745607888 9780745607887
OCLC Number: 20416055
Description: xi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowlegdements Preface: Connecting Things Up 1. A Ukrainian Spring 2. A Scientific and Technical Excursion 3. So What Happened at Chernobyl? 4. Courage and Cowardice 5. Exodus from Wormwood 6. Where Do You Put It When It Won't Go Away? 7. How do we Measure Radiation? 8. A Cloud Over Europe 9. How Much Radiation is Safe? 10. Eastern Europe: Now I Know the Official Explanation I'm Still Frightened 11. Western Europe: So Why Did You Say Something Else Yesterday? 12. Sweden: Signals in the Noise 13. Norway: Do it and We'll Find the Money 14. The Sami: How Do We Survive 15. How to Make Problems Disappear: The Bureaucratic Management of Crisis 16. Cost and Safety: A Very Silly Way to Boil Water 17. Atomic Energy: Dissolving the Glue to Trust 18. Aristotle's Virtues and Inherently Safe Reactors.
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