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Shoreham and the Rise and Fall of the Nuclear Power Industry

Shoreham and the Rise and Fall of the Nuclear Power Industry

by Kenneth Mccallion


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This book traces the history of the nuclear power industry in the United States from the 1950s when electricity from nuclear power was expected to be too cheap to meter, to the 1990s when the nuclear power industry lies in shambles and the landscape is dotted with the billion dollar carcasses of unfinished or inoperable nuclear power plants. Using the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant on Long Island as a case study, and reviewing the civil racketeering trial relating to that plant, McCallion details how a fatal combination of fraud, incompetence, and naivete has driven utility companies to the brink (and in some cases, beyond the brink) of bankruptcy in the vain quest for the nuclear power fix.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275942991
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/11/1995
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

KENNETH F. McCALLION is a partner in the law firm of Goodkind, Labaton, Rudoff & Sucharow in New York City. He served as a Special Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Justice for eight years, as well as serving as a New York State prosecutor. While in private practice he litigated several important cases including the one involving the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant (Suffolk County v. LILCO) and the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation.

Table of Contents



LILCO Joins the Nuclear Club

Opposition to Shoreham Mounts Following Accident at Three Mile Island

Silencing the Messenger of Bad News: The Breakdown of the Emergency Diesel Generators

The Investigation Begins

LILCO Goes to the PSC for Financing from the Consumers and Ratepayers

Shoreham Safety Studies: The Whistleblowers

LILCO Ignores Its Own Diesel Experts

To Kill the Messenger: LILCO's Treatment of Luke Lilly

The RICO Case Moves toward Trial

The Trial

From Verdict to Appeal

Missed Opportunities: The LIPA Saga

Nuclear Power and the Future



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