Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know


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Originally perceived as a cheap and plentiful source of power, the commercial use of nuclear energy has been controversial for decades. Worries about the dangers that nuclear plants and their radioactive waste posed to nearby communities grew over time, and plant construction in the United States virtually died after the early 1980s. The 1986 disaster at Chernobyl only reinforced nuclear power's negative image. Yet in the decade prior to the Japanese nuclear crisis of 2011, sentiment about nuclear power underwent a marked ...

Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199759453