Fair. Moderate to heavy wear to edges of cover. Creased along spine on front cover. Rip on front cover from sticker removal. Black ink stain on back cover. Book store stamp on first page. Binding tight, pages clean but age toned. Pictures available upon request.
Good, good. 272, illus., bibliography, index, some soiling and staining to edges, some soiling and wear to DJ. The author uses the 1966 accident inside the Enrico Fermi atomic reactor near Detroit as a vehicle to discuss the significance of the entire nuclear power industry, both in the United States and abroad.
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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