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

Cohen, Martin. (Author). McKillop, Andrew. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780230338340 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0230338348 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 242 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "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.

Available copies

  • 3 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 333.792 COH (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Subject: Nuclear industry.
Nuclear energy > Economic aspects.
Nuclear energy > Environmental aspects.
Nuclear power plants.
Nuclear accidents.
SCIENCE / Energy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy.
SCIENCE / Environmental Science.

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