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Nuclear power

Author: Lynn M Zott; Helga Schier
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether the risks involved in nuclear power can be managed, whether nuclear power is good for the environment, and whether nuclear power is an economical source of energy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn M Zott; Helga Schier
ISBN: 9780737760620 0737760621 9780737760637 073776063X
OCLC Number: 803467172
Description: 252 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 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.

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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether the risks involved in nuclear power can be managed, whether nuclear power is good for the environment, and whether nuclear power is an economical source of energy.

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