Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power

by David E. Newton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816056552

ISBN-13: 9780816056552

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Nuclear energy has sometimes been called "the double-edged sword of science." That phrase reflects the fact that nuclear energy can be used for both useful and constructive purposes and for deadly and destructive ends. Indeed, the context in which the world was first introduced to nuclear energy was the latter, when nuclear energy was used to produce the most…  See more details below

Overview

Nuclear energy has sometimes been called "the double-edged sword of science." That phrase reflects the fact that nuclear energy can be used for both useful and constructive purposes and for deadly and destructive ends. Indeed, the context in which the world was first introduced to nuclear energy was the latter, when nuclear energy was used to produce the most destructive and terrible weapons the human race has ever seen. Nuclear scientists have always promised the general public that nuclear energy has many potential positive benefits also. Almost certainly, the greatest potential benefit accruing from nuclear energy is the availability of an almost endless and environmentally attractive source of power. The generation of nuclear power, however, also creates issues of safety and radioactive waste. Nuclear Power provides readers with clear and essential information needed to define, understand, and research these important issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816056552
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Library in a Book Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1An introduction to nuclear power and issues over its use in the United States3
Ch. 2The law and nuclear power62
Ch. 3Chronology85
Ch. 4Biographical listing106
Ch. 5Glossary124
Ch. 6How to research nuclear power issues133
Ch. 7Annotated bibliography146
Ch. 8Organizations and agencies212
App. AAtomic Energy Act of 1946 (Public Law 79-585)235
App. BAtomic Energy Act of 1954 (Public Law 83-703)242
App. CNuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (Public Law 97-425)252
App. DU.S. Supreme Court : Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. v. NRDC, 462 U.S. 87 (1983)258
App. EU.S. Supreme Court : Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corp., 464 U.S. 238 (1984)264
App. FStatistics and data on nuclear power271

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