Science, Politics, And Controversy: Civilian Nuclear Power In The United States, 19461974, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Science, Politics, And Controversy

Civilian Nuclear Power In The United States, 19461974, 1st Edition

By Stephen L Del Sesto

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278 pages

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As of June 1977, the United States had some 232 nuclear power plants either planned or in operation, with a generating capacity estimated at about 321 million kilowatts. To date, the industrial world has spent over $200 billion in order to produce useful energy from nuclear fission. By all odds, civilian nuclear power is one of the largest technological ventures in history. To many, this massive effort is completely justified: No other single technology offers as much promise for satisfying world energy needs in the years ahead—particularly as fossil fuels dwindle and climb drastically in price. Yet to others, there is no single technology which raises such serious questions of risk to public health and safety.

Table of Contents

PREFACE -- 1 SCIENCE, POLITICS, AND CONTROVERSY: INTRODUCTION AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE -- 2 GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE ATOM: DEFINING THE POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUBSYSTEM OF NUCLEAR ENERGY REGULATION -- 3 THE GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVILIAN NUCLEAR POWER IN THE UNITED STATES, 1946-1960 -- 4 THE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF CIVILIAN NUCLEAR POWER IN THE UNITED STATES, 1960-1974 -- 5 THE EVOLUTION OF OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR POWER IN THE UNITED STATES (I) : REACTOR LICENSING, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, AND THE LIMITS OF SUBSYSTEM PROCEDURES -- 6 THE EVOLUTION OF OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR POWER IN THE UNITED STATES (II): TRANSCENDING SUBSYSTEM POLITICS -- 7 THE EVO!lmON OF OPPQSITICN TO NUCLFAR PCMER IN '!HE UNITED STATF.S {III) : THE IDEDI..03ICAL CLEAVAGE -- SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.

About the Author

Steven L. Del Sesto

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General