Why did the USA turn away from nuclear power in the 1970?s? When this book was published in 1975, the US Atomic Energy commission envisioned more than a thousand nuclear power plants in the USA by the year 2000. The author provides a sobering account of the history and risks of nuclear power up until that time. The incidents cited received little media coverage when they occurred. As we reevaluate the place of nuclear power in our energy supply, this book highlights in frank terms the downside risk and the need for comprehensive industry regulation and safeguards. The book is written in layman?s terms and easy to read. Recommended reading.
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