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The Resource The doomsday machine : the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel, Martin Cohen

The doomsday machine : the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel, Martin Cohen

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The doomsday machine : the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel
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The doomsday machine
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the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel
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Martin Cohen
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doomsday machine
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the high price of nuclear energy, the worlds most dangerous fuel
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eng
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"Today, there are over one hundred nuclear reactors operating in our backyards, from Indian Point in New York to Diablo Canyon in California. Proponents claim that nuclear power is the only viable alternative to fossil fuels, and due to rising energy consumption and the looming threat of global warming, they are pushing for an even greater investment. Here, energy economist Andrew McKillop and social scientist Martin Cohen argue that the nuclear power dream being sold to us is pure fantasy. Debunking the multilayered myth that nuclear energy is cheap, clean, and safe, they demonstrate how landscapes are ravaged in search of the elusive yellowcake to fuel the reactors, and how energy companies and politicians rarely discuss the true costs of nuclear power plants--from the subsidies that build the infrastructure to the unspoken guarantee that the public will pick up the cleanup cost in the event of a meltdown, which can easily top $100 billion dollars"--
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"Today, there are over one hundred nuclear reactors operating in our backyards, from Indian Point in New York to Diablo Canyon in California. Proponents claim that nuclear power is the only viable alternative to fossil fuels, and due to rising energy consumption and the looming threat of global warming, they are pushing for an even greater investment. Here, energy economist Andrew McKillop and social scientist Martin Cohen argue that the nuclear power dream being sold to us is pure fantasy. Debunking themultilayered myth that nuclear energy is cheap, clean, and safe, they demonstrate how landscapes are ravaged in search of the elusive yellowcake to fuel the reactors, and how energy companies and politicians rarely discuss the true costs of nuclear powerplants--from the subsidies that build the infrastructure to the unspoken guarantee that the public will pick up the cleanup cost in the event of a meltdown, which can easily top $100 billion dollars"--
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Cohen, Martin
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333.792/4
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illustrations
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index present
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HD9698.A2
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C567 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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McKillop, Andrew
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  • Nuclear industry
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear accidents
  • SCIENCE / Energy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
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adult
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the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel
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The doomsday machine : the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel, Martin Cohen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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2011037618
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p. cm.
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9780230338340
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2011037618
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The doomsday machine : the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel, Martin Cohen
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/340/9780230338340/image/lgcover.9780230338340.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011037618
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780230338340
Lccn
2011037618

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