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Author Smith, Gar.
Title Nuclear roulette : the truth about the most dangerous energy source on earth / Gar Smith ; foreword by Jerry Mander and Ernest Callenbach.
Published White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2012.
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 Floor4  TK9145 .S556 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxx, 279 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Fourteen arguments against nuclear power -- Cover-ups and consequences -- The path forward : better options exist.
Summary Chronicles the problems of aging reactors, uncovers the costly challenge of decommissioning, explores the industry's greatest seismic risks - not on California's quake-prone coast but in the Midwest and Southeast - and explains how solar flares could black out power grids, causing the world's 400-plus reactors to self-destruct. This powerful exposé concludes with a roundup of proven and potential energy solutions that can replace nuclear technology with a "Renewable Renaissance," combined with conservation programs that can cleanse the air, and cool the planet.
Subject Nuclear energy.
Nuclear power plants -- Risk assessment.
Nuclear power plants -- Accidents.
Nuclear power plants -- Natural disaster effects.
ISBN 1603584773 (hardcover)
9781603584777 (hardcover)
9781603584340 (pbk.)
160358434X (pbk.)
9781603584357 (ebook)
1603584358 (ebook)
OCLC number 792888280