TITLE

The Atom Option

AUTHOR(S)
Garwin, Richard L.
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);4/8/2002-4/15/2002 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 139 Issue 14/15, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the arguments of Richard L. Garwin, co-author of 'Megawatts and Megatons,' supporting the use of nuclear energy. Benefits of nuclear power; Belief that the risk of catastrophe is low; Factors which contributed to the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion in the Ukraine, including design flaws and incompetency; Thoughts on nuclear-waste disposal; Distinction between the risk of nuclear-weapons proliferation and the risk of nuclear power; View of nuclear power as a way of reducing carbon emissions.
ACCESSION #
6441130

 

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