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

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

by Daniel Pope
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521179742

ISBN-13: 9780521179744

Pub. Date: 11/04/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nuclear Implosions tells the story of a state government agency's failed attempt in the 1970s to build five large nuclear power stations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Facing huge cost overruns and long construction delays, the agency completed only one plant and found itself unable to repay a $2.25 billion of municipal bonds. These projects reflect

Overview

Nuclear Implosions tells the story of a state government agency's failed attempt in the 1970s to build five large nuclear power stations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Facing huge cost overruns and long construction delays, the agency completed only one plant and found itself unable to repay a $2.25 billion of municipal bonds. These projects reflect the tangled relationships between American nuclear power and nuclear weaponry, the emerging era of limits, and the nation's troubled attempts to resolve conflicts through complex legal cases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521179744
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/04/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Background to fiasco;
2. WPPSS steps forward;
3. The next wave;
4. The construction morass;
5. Collapse;
6. Endgame;
7. Running toward an uncertain future.

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