Worried about nuclear war? What about nuclear energy? How about radioactive materials? All of these things fall under the control of the Department of Energy. This cabinet department is responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of our nation's nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors, as well as providing for the proper disposal of radioactive material and working on energy conservation. Each time a natural disaster threatens a nuclear reactor or the military decides it wants to destroy its nuclear weapons arsenal, the Department of Energy must respond. In this book, you'll learn exactly how the work of this cabinet department helps keep you safe.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Opening the Cabinet to Energy 7
Chapter 2 Leading the Department of Energy 15
Chapter 3 What Does The Department Of Energy Do? 26
Chapter 4 Today's Department Of Energy 31
Further Reading 44