Nuclear Power

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the ...

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Is Nuclear Power a Green Energy Source?

1 Nuclear Power Is a Clean Energy Source Patrick Moore 11

2 Nuclear Power Pollutes Sherwood Ross 17

3 Nuclear Power Can Help Fight Climate Change Alex Flint 23

4 Nuclear Power Cannot Help Fight Climate Change Joseph Romm 30

5 Nuclear Energy Is Better than Renewable Energy William Tucker 37

6 Renewable Energy Is Better than Nuclear Energy Arjun Makhijani 44

Chapter 2 How Dangerous Is Nuclear Power and Its Waste?

1 Nuclear Power Poses a Serious Health Threat Harvey Wasserman 51

2 Nuclear Power Does Not Pose a Serious Health Threat Iain Murray 58

3 Nuclear Waste Can Be Safely Contained Graeme Wood 65

4 Nuclear Waste Cannot Be Safely Contained Judah Freed 69

5 Nuclear Waste Can Be Safely Recycled Donald J. Dudziak 76

6 Nuclear Waste Cannot Be Safely Recycled Robert Alvarez 83

Chapter 3 Could Nuclear Power Be Used for Terrorism?

1 Nuclear Power Plants Could Be Attacked by Terrorists Regina S. Axelrod 91

2 Nuclear Power Plants Are Not Likely to Be Attacked by Terrorists Jack Spencer Nicolas Loris 96

3 Iran Should Be Allowed to Develop Nuclear Power for Peaceful Purposes Stephen Zunes 103

4 Iran Does Not Intend to Develop Nuclear Power for Peaceful Purposes: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 109

Facts About Nuclear Power 117

Glossary 122

Organizations to Contact 124

For Further Reading 130

Index 136

Picture Credits 142

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