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nuclear power debate

moral, economic, technical, and political issues

by Desaix B. Myers

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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English

  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear industry -- United States,
    • Nuclear energy -- Security measures

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDesaix Myers III.
      SeriesPraeger special studies in U.S. economic, social, and political issues
      ContributionsInvestor Responsibility Research Center.
      LC ClassificationsHD9698.U52 M93 1977
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 153 p. :
      Number of Pages153
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5200963M
      ISBN 100275564401
      LC Control Number75025022

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At the end of in the United States, 61 nuclear reactors were operating, representing slightly more than 9 percent of the country's total generating capacity. Every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on clean renewable energy and one more dollar spent on making the world a comparatively dirtier and a more dangerous place, because nuclear power and nuclear weapons go hand in hand.

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