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Nuclear Energy And Security In The Former Soviet Union

1st Edition

By David R Marples, Marilyn J Young


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Only several years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, nuclear security issues are again at the forefront of international concern. This timely collection addresses issues of cleanup at Chernobyl and other sites of nuclear disasters, nuclear smuggling, safety concerns in the Ukrainian and Russian nuclear industries, and Ukraine's negotiations w

Table of Contents

Introduction: Non-Rational Assessment of Risk and the Development of Civilian Nuclear Power -- Nuclear Power in the Former USSR: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives -- Ukraine, Russia, and the Question of Nuclear Safety -- The U.S.-Russia Joint Electric Power Alternatives Study: Nuclear Safety Implications -- Nuclear Power and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Russia -- Ukraine as a Nuclear Weapons Power -- Nuclear Smuggling from the Former Soviet Union

About the Authors

David R. Marples is professor of history at the University of Alberta. He is also director of the Stasiuk Program on Contemporary Ukraine with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. He is the author of five books, the most recent of which is Belarus: From Soviet Rule to Nuclear Catastrophe (1996). Marilyn J. Young is professor of communications at Florida State University.

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