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Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System

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Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System - Pope, Daniel
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This book follows a small public agency in Washington State that undertook one of the most ambitious construction projects in the nation in the 1970s: the building of five large nuclear power plants. By 1983, delays and cost overruns, along with slowed growth of electricity demand, led to cancellation of two plants and a construction halt on two others. Moreover, the agency defaulted on $2.25 billion of municipal bonds, leading to a monumental court case that took nearly a decade to resolve fully. Daniel Pope sets this in ...

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Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521179744

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