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Author Cohen, Martin, 1964-

Title The doomsday machine : the high price of nuclear energy, the world's most dangerous fuel / Martin Cohen and Andrew McKillop.

Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    333.7924 COH    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 242 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nuclear industry.
Nuclear energy -- Economic aspects.
Nuclear energy -- Environmental aspects.
Nuclear power plants.
Nuclear accidents.
Added Author McKillop, Andrew.
ISBN 9780230338340 (hardback)
0230338348 (hardback)

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