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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lynn M Zott; Helga Schier
|ISBN:||9780737760620 0737760621 9780737760637 073776063X|
|Description:||252 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Can the risks involved in nuclear power be managed? The Fukushima disaster proves that nuclear power risks are manageable / Rod Adams ; The Fukushima disaster proves that nuclear power risks are unmanageable / Jim Riccio ; The risks of nuclear accidents or terrorist attacks on plants are minimal and manageable / World Nuclear Association ; Nuclear accidents are common and pose inevitable safety risks / Benjamin K. Sovacool ; Better design and oversight will safeguard nuclear plants against natural disasters and terrorism / James M. Acton ; Design changes and increased oversight cannot protect nuclear plants from natural disasters or terrorism / Edwin Lyman ; Minimal exposure to radiation poses no safety risk / Leslie Corrice ; The safety risks of minimal exposure to radiation are unclear / Darshak Sanghavi ; Exposure to radiation is never safe / Brian Moench ; Spent nuclear fuel pools post health and national security risks / Najmedin Meshkati ; Dry casks can minimize the health and security risks of spent nuclear fuel pools / Julie Wernau and Lisa Black --
Is nuclear power good for the environment? Nuclear energy is still a safe alternative energy source and should be developed / George Monbiot ; Nuclear power poses threats to safety and the environment and should be scrapped / Paul Josephson ; Nuclear reprocessing is an environmental hazard and creates obstacles to effective waste management / Union of Concerned Scientists ; Advanced technologies can make nuclear reprocessing safe and efficient / Nuclear Energy Institute ; Nuclear power can help fight global warming / Colin McInnes ; Nuclear power is not a sound strategy to fight global warming / Natural Resources Defense Council ; Nuclear power is a viable source of renewable energy / Mario Salazar ; Nuclear power does not compare to other renewable energy sources / Mark Clayton --
Is nuclear power an economical source of energy? The steady decline of the nuclear industry demonstrates that nuclear power is not a viable alternative energy source / Mycle Schneider and Antony Froggatt with Julie Hazemann ; Abandoning nuclear power would threaten economic security worldwide / Jack Spencer ; Nuclear power is cost competitive with other forms of energy / Ferdinand E. Banks ; Nuclear power is far more expensive than other energy alternatives / Joseph Romm ; Small reactors generate big hopes / Rebecca Smith ; New nuclear power plants are cost prohibitive / Julio Godoy ; New reactors, more or less? / Steve Kidd ; Government subsidies mask the real costs and risks of nuclear power / Union of Concerned Scientists ; Organizations to contact.
|Series Title:||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
|Responsibility:||Lynn M. Zott and Helga Schier, book editors.|