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Too hot to touch : the problem of high-level nuclear waste

Author: William M Alley; Rosemarie Alley
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an engaging and authoritative account of the controversies and possibilities surrounding nuclear waste disposal in the US, with reference to other countries' approaches. Written in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M Alley; Rosemarie Alley
ISBN: 1107030110 9781107030114
OCLC Number: 939857417
Description: xiv, 370 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of units; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The Problem: 1. The awakening; 2. Brainstorming; 3. The ocean as a dumping ground; 4. Radioactivity and atomic energy; 5. The Cold War legacy; 6. The peaceful atom and its wastes; 7. Recycling; 8. Dry cask storage; 9. Interim storage; 10. A can of worms; 11. WIPP; Part II. The Mountain: 12. The search for a geologic repository; 13. Nevada wins the lottery; 14. The Nevada test site; 15. Yucca mountain; 16. How long is long?; 17. Leaving almost no stone unturned; 18. Surprise; 19. Shake and bake; 20. The project gets into hot water; Part III. No Solution in Sight: 21. A new president, new policies; 22. Nuclear waste and our energy future; Appendix: discussion questions; References; Index.
Responsibility: William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

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'... a very thorough overview of the nuclear waste issue. The book is level-headed, in-depth, and logical ... Too Hot to Touch ... [is] more about the fight between politics, science, stupidity and Read more...

 
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