Uranium Mining

Uranium Mining

by Diane Andrews Henningfeld


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Uranium Mining by Diane Andrews Henningfeld

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737748994
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Series: At Issue Series: Environment
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

l The Benefits of Uranium Mining outweigh Its Drawbacks Jack Spencer Nick Loris 12

2 The Costs of Uranium Mining outweigh Its Benefits Al Gedicks 20

3 Uranium Mining Exploits Indigenous people Worldwide Brenda Norrell 24

4 Strong Government Oversight Makes Uranium Mining Safer Now: U.S. Environmental protection Agency 39

5 Uranium Mining and Nuclear power Will Not Offset Climate Change Mark Dowie 46

6 Uranium Mining can Boost Local Economies William M. Welch 55

7 Uranium Mining Is an Economic Dead End Susan Montoya Bryan 60

8 Uranium Mining Threatens National parks Dusty Horwitt 64

9 Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Could Jeopardize the Colorado River Mark Clayton 72

10 Uranium Can Be Mined Sustainably Heather Kent 80

11 The Supply of Uranium Is Adequate to Meet Demand: Nuclear Energy Institute 86

12 The False Clean Energy promise Is a Front to Expand Uranium Mining Jim Green 90

Organizations to Contact 96

Bibliography 102

Index 106

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