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Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do (Norton History of Modern Europe) Paperback – May 17, 1994
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From Publishers Weekly
This revised edition of Caldicott's 1978 polemic against nuclear power examines the dangers posed by the nuclear power industries of the 1990s.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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First published in 1978, Helen Caldicott's cri du coeur about the dangers of nuclear power became an instant classic. In the intervening sixteen years much has changed - the Cold War is over, nuclear arms production has decreased, and there has been a marked growth in environmental awareness. But the nuclear genie has not been forced back into the bottle. The disaster at Chernobyl and the "incidents" at other plants around the world have disproven the image of "safe" nuclear power. Nuclear waste dumping has further poisoned our environment, and developing nuclear technology in the Third World poses still further risks. In this completely revised, updated, and expanded edition, Dr. Caldicott defines for the 1990s the dangers of this madness - including the insidious influence of the nuclear power industry and the American government's complicity in medical "experiments" using nuclear material - and calls on us to accept the moral challenge to fight against it, both for our own sake and for that of future generations.
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There are several advantages and disadvantages to this kind of energy. It is all worth a healthy debate. Nuclear waste, accidents and contamination are all serious concerns. But it should be clear to everyone that we need all the energy we can get. Solar and wind can only generate a tiny amount. So we would do well to cut out the fear and hysteria.
Actually no one was killed or injured. The only injuries occured when lawyers rushing to file lawsuits bumped into people at the Harrisburg airport. Radiation release was trivial.
All the lawsuits were eventually thrown out of court.
The meltdown catastrophe she describes didn't even penetrate the primary containment vessel.
Nuclear energy will be crucial as we confront declining supplies of oil and natural gas.
I am very disappointed that any publisher would agree to publish this without adequate research. One can only assume that their knowledge of physics is also extremely lacking.
Interesting, in this book, how Ms. Caldicott very carefully tippy toes around all the shrewd and indecisive foreign policy blunders Bill Clinton made during his 8 years in office, yet she bombards Ronald Reagan and George H W Bush over EVERTHING their administration did in relation to anything they did... as if all the world's problems, especially Australia's, is George's and Ronnie's fault!
In all honesty, I came away from this book, glowing in the dark over the ridiculous so called facts and "claims" that Ms. Caldiott lobs back and forth in this book! I will, however, giver her a high grade for her "simple" and "effective" use of sentence structure and writing style. Of course, being the highly complex LEFT WING SOCIALIST LIBERAL ... she knew well enough to write such a book based on a "7th grade" reading level.
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