Nuclear Power is Not the Answer.

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NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER by Helen Caldicott Nuclear Power is Not the Answer. Caldicott, Helen. Sept. 2006. 128p. New Press, $23.95 (1-59558-067-0)

Caldicott's latest anti-nuke book searingly debunks the claim that the impending "nuclear power renaissance," purported by some to be the only answer to global warming, is "clean and green." She covers all the bases, from the carbon emitted in the creation of nuclear power (higher than fossil fuels if the entire process from uranium mining to waste disposal is included) to the cost of nuclear plants (too high to be viable without large government subsidies) and the health risks and possibility of accidents and terrorists' access (more than we'd like to think). She also points out that, despite proponents' assurances, we...

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