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Nuclear energy : technology from hell /

Nuclear energy :  technology from hell /
DK Number:DK-219362
ISBN: 9789350021804
Title: Nuclear energy : technology from hell /
Author: Neeraj Jain.
Imprint: Delhi : Published by Aakar Books in association with Lokayat, Pune,
Physical Desc.: xvi, 413 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 22 cm.
Year: 2012
Price: USD 27.55
Subject Strings: Nuclear energy--India.
  Nuclear energy--Government policy--India.
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Inspite of the growing strength of the people’s movement against nuclear energy in India, the government of the country is working fast towards promotion of nuclear energy as a solution to country’s future energy needs and is embarking on a massive nuclear energy expansion programme. Against the said background, the present book endeavours to examine the issue in detail. Analysing the claims of nuclear energy being safe, cheap and green, the book reviews the global nuclear energy scenario, look at India’s nuclear energy programme, assesses the true economic costs of nuclear electricity, discusses the safety and other issues, and finally arguing against the promotion of nuclear energy, it suggests suitable and sustainable alternatives. Written in a simple language and lucid style the book should be an equal attraction for the lay reader and those who are technically concerned with this topical issue.

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Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Introduction1
Nuclear Energy: From Slowdown to 'Renaissance'15
What is Nuclear Energy?22
Is Nuclear Energy Safe?39
Is Nuclear Energy Cheap?94
Is Nuclear Energy Green?113
Global Nuclear Energy Scenario: Reviewing the Renaissance120
India's Nuclear Energy Program152
India: The True Economic Costs of Nuclear Electricity171
India's Nuclear Installations: Safety and Other Issues182
The Sustainable Alternative to Nuclear Energy238
Unite, to Fight this Madness!275
Epilogue: The Fukushima Catastrophe in Japan291
Notes334
Index395
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