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Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer

Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer

Author: Helen Caldicott

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595582133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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A Nobel Peace Prize nominee presents a compelling argument citing the costs and consequences of nuclear energy, challenging popular opinions that nuclear energy is inexpensive and does not contribute to pollution, in an account that covers such topics as the limited world supply of uranium, the high tax costs of nuclear energy, and the associated risks of nuclear accidents and terrorist attacks. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Crisis Without End

Crisis Without End

Author: Helen Caldicott

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595589606

Category: Science

Page: 258

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Explores the ramifications of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011, discussing the radiation risks in Japan, impact on the oceans, comparisons to Chernobyl, and implications for nuclear energy in America.

The New Nuclear Danger

The New Nuclear Danger

Author: Helen Caldicott

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595586612

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

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A global leader of the antinuclear movement delivers “a meticulous, urgent, and shocking report” on US weapons policy and the imminent dangers it poses (Booklist). First published in the wake of the September 11 attacks in 2001, The New Nuclear Danger sounded the alarm against a neoconservative foreign policy dictated by weapons manufacturers. This revised and updated edition includes a new introduction that outlines the costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, details the companies profiting from the war and subsequent reconstruction, and chronicles the rampant conflicts of interest among members of the Bush administration who also had a financial stake in weapons manufacturing. Named one of the Most Influential Women of the 20th Century by the Smithsonian and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her antinuclear activism, Dr. Helen Caldicott’s expert assessment of US nuclear and military policy is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the precarious state of the world. After eight printings in the original edition, The New Nuclear Danger remains a singularly persuasive argument for a new approach to foreign policy and a new path toward arms reduction. “A timely warning, at a critical moment in world history, of the horrible consequences of nuclear warfare.” —Walter Cronkite

Proposed Large-Scale Combination Nuclear Power-Desalting Project

Proposed Large-Scale Combination Nuclear Power-Desalting Project

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02097590B

Category: Nuclear saline water conversion plants

Page: 110

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Considers H.R. 17558 and companion S. 3807, to authorize the AEC to cooperate with California electrical and water authorities to develop a nuclear powered desalination, electrical generation, and fresh water distribution system.

Nuclear Reactions

Nuclear Reactions

Author: Alvin M. Weinberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0883188619

Category: Science

Page: 358

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"Blurb & Contents" "Marvelous reading, with few problems of the interaction between science/technology and society left untouched. One need not always agree, but one cannot come away without a better education....I found the parts on scientific administration and on the interaction of science and society excellent and provocative reading, and the parts on energy and nuclear energy very much to the point." American Journal of Physics Alvin Weinberg explores through these collected essays the ever troublesome relationship between science, technology, and society. The title is taken from Weinberg's assertion that most of the issues arising at the intersection of science and society depend upon answers to questions that lie outside the power of science--issues that are trans-scientific. Weinberg, who during World War II helped develop the first nuclear reactors, has much to say on the current role of nuclear power and the possibilities for the future. Other topics include strategic defenses and arms control, the role of the science administrator, and the way in which time, energy, and resources are allocated to public problems. In this remarkable record of a half- century of public-oriented work, Weinberg lays the foundation for a philosophy of scientific administration parallel to the more established philosophy of science.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

Author: Kevin Hillstrom

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420511642

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

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The Nuclear Energy Institute states that a single uranium fuel pellet the size of pencil eraser contains the same amount of energy as 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas, 1,780 pounds of coal, or 149 gallons of oil. The NEI also cites the efficiency of the nuclear energy process since there are no emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, or sulfur dioxide. Yet, controversy surrounds the disposal of byproducts and radiation that are emitted as a result of the fission process. This illuminating book provides an introduction to the use of nuclear energy as a power source. It takes a broad view of nuclear power in the world's energy future. Chapters describe how nuclear power was discovered and how it works; the benefits of using nuclear energy, especially as an alternative to fossil fuels; the drawbacks of nuclear waste; and the safety concerns involved in operating a nuclear power plant. The book also looks at the latest developments in nuclear power and how these breakthroughs might affect future decisions about its use in the world.

Renewable Energy in the UK

Renewable Energy in the UK

Author: David Elliott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030047658

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 322

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​This book offers a detailed account of how renewable energy has moved from the margins to the mainstream in the UK, and of the battles that have been fought to achieve this, trawling through the often troubled history of government involvement. The book examines how renewables became what now seem likely to be the dominant energy sources of the future. Renewable energy technologies, using solar and wind power and other natural energy sources, are now supplying around 30% of UK electricity and appear set to continue expanding to supply around 50% within the next decade. Although the emphasis of the book is on the UK, developments there are compared with those in other countries to provide an overall assessment of the relevance of the UK experience. Chapters explore why the UK still lags behind many other countries in deploying renewables, in part, it is argued, due to its continued reliance on nuclear power. The book ends with a discussion on what sort of changes may be expected over the coming years. The author does not assume a single answer, but invites readers to consider the possibilities.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005

The Energy Policy Act of 2005

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105050392278

Category: Electronic government information

Page: 900

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