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The Doomsday Machine

The High Price of Nuclear Energy, the World's Most Dangerous Fuel


Συγγραφέας: Cohen Martin , McKillop Andrew
Εκδότης: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230338340
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 256
Διαστάσεις: 24x2x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Doomsday Machine"

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.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Cohen Martin, McKillop Andrew
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
ISBN: 9780230338340
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 26/04/2012
Εκδότης: Palgrave Macmillan
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 256
Τόπος έκδοσης: Basingstoke
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 420 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x2x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Illustrations

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction Myth 1: Nuclear Energy is the Energy of the Future Myth 2: Nuclear Power is Green Myth 3: Nuclear Reactors are Reliable and Safe Myth 4: Nuclear Energy is Cheap - Too Cheap to Meter Myth 5: Nuclear Energy Avoids Geopolitics Myth 6: Nuclear Energy is Very Clean Myth 7: Nuclear Radiation is Harmless Myth 8: Everyone is Looking to Invest in Nuclear Energy

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