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Nuclear energy : what everyone needs to know

Author: Charles D Ferguson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally perceived as a cheap and plentiful source of power, the commercial use of nuclear energy has been controversial for decades. Worries about the dangers that nuclear plants and their radioactive waste posed to nearby communities grew over time, and plant construction in the United States virtually died after the early 1980s. The 1986 disaster at Chernobyl only reinforced nuclear power's negative image. Yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ferguson, Charles D.
Nuclear energy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010044449
(OCoLC)678923851
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles D Ferguson
ISBN: 9780199792450 0199792453
OCLC Number: 721195513
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 222 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Fundamentals --
Energy security and costs of building power plants --
Climate change --
Proliferation --
Safety --
Physical security --
Radioactive waste management --
Sustainable energy.
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Charles D. Ferguson.
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In Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Need to Know, Charles Ferguson provides an authoritative but highly accessible guide to the controversial issue of nuclear power. He contrasts its potential for  Read more...

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