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Title Nuclear portraits : communities, the environment, and public policy / edited by Laurel Sefton MacDowell.

Publication Info. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In the twenty-first century, nuclear energy has become a hotly contested issue. In the face of climate change, and the search for alternative forms of energy, nuclear power continues to affect the lives of communities around the world. In Nuclear Portraits, scholars from Europe, North America, and Asia demonstrate the complexity, controversy, contradictions, and dangers that surround many aspects of the nuclear industry. The resulting local, regional, national, and international concerns that arise, such as the disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, call into question the optimism espoused by the nuclear industry. We live in a world with more nuclear nations than ever before and energy policy is central to the mounting global concern about climate change. The innovative essays found in Nuclear Portraits will open your eyes to the realities of nuclear energy, thereby allowing you to decide for yourself whose side you are on."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover; Untitled; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Keep It Secret: The Environmental Effects of Nuclear Armament in the Soviet Union and the United States; 2 The Face of the Earth, the Shadow of the Bomb: Nuclear War and the First International Environmental Conference, "Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth," Princeton, New Jersey, 1955; 3 Experts at Risk: Military Secrets and Italian Radioecology around the US Naval Nuclear Installation on La Maddalena; 4 The Calvert Cliffs Campaign, 1967-1971: Protecting the Public's Right to Knowledge.
5 From Pripyat to Paris, from Grassroots Memories to Globalized Knowledge Production: The Politics of Chernobyl Fallout6 Permanence, Justice, and Nuclear Waste at Prairie Island; 7 Nuclear Waste Management and Nuclear Power: A Tale of Two Essential US Department of Energy Sites in Idaho and New Mexico; 8 Port Hope Burning: The Trail of Eldorado, the Uranium Medical Research Centre, and Community Tension over Scientific Uncertainty; 9 "Nuclear Gypsies" in Fukushima before and after 3/11; Contributors.
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Subject Nuclear industry -- Social aspects.
Nuclear industry -- Environmental aspects.
Nuclear industry -- Government policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Nuclear industry -- Environmental aspects.
Nuclear industry -- Government policy.
Nuclear industry -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author MacDowell, Laurel Sefton, 1947- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Nuclear portraits 1442648619 (OCoLC)960737997
ISBN 9781442617339 (electronic bk.)
1442617330 (electronic bk.)
9781442617346 (electronic bk.)
1442617349 (electronic bk.)