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The Green Nuclear Option (Paperback)

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We have been hearing it for decades: our planet is riding a deadly wave toward climate devastation. But current actions to reduce carbon emissions are insufficient. In The Green Nuclear Option, William Donald Needham, MIT and Duke graduate, nuclear engineer, and advocate for the Sierra Club, describes what some might consider a radical way to turn the tide but that Needham sees as the most powerful, science-supported way: with nuclear power, the only proven carbon neutral means of generating electricity.

From a history of nuclear power's beginnings with the Manhattan Project through detailed accounts of the accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, Needham does not shy from the ugly side of nuclear power. In being blunt, he addresses the environmental dismissal of nuclear reactors as dangerous and dirty. Needham also explains what has been done to prevent recurrence and makes a financial case for nuclear energy. Needham concludes with hope for the reader: that proven nuclear technology can bridge the gap to a much-reduced fossil fuel future.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781977259325
ISBN-10: 1977259324
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2023
Pages: 358
Language: English