The Atom Option
- The Atom Option. Garwin, Richard L. // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);4/8/2002-4/15/2002, Vol. 139 Issue 14/15, p58
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...
- Nuclear-Phobia. RESHETNIKOV, NICHOLAS // Harvard Salient;3/2/2009, p10
The author discusses the delay in a necessary expansion of nuclear energy in the U.S. He attributes the delay to the perceived danger of nuclear power plants to their surrounding areas. He reflects on an accident at the Soviet plant in Chernobyl in 1986 and the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident...
- Chernobyl Disaster. McGill, Sara Ann // Chernobyl Disaster;2009, p1
Presents an overview of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Causes of the accident, including the power plant's disabled safety system; Radioactive contamination released before the reactor was contained; Deaths and hospitalizations caused by the explosion and ensuing pollution;...
- WHAT DID MR. BUSH MEAN? Buckley Jr., Wm. F. // National Review;6/6/1986, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p63
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- Beyond Chernobyl. Matijevich, Aleksandr // Transitions Online;4/14/2008, p3
The article reveals that Belarus is once again embracing nuclear energy, following the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986. The move is part of the country's goal to cut its dependence on Russian gas after a couple of winters of price hikes and shut-offs. Belarusian President Alyaksandr...
- Chernobyl closes, legacy endures. Peterson, Scott // Christian Science Monitor;12/8/2000, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p1
Discusses the closing of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine and the disaster that occurred there in 1986. Death and injuries caused by the disaster; Benefits of the disaster, including caution concerning the use of nuclear power; Radioactivity of the site; Projected effect of the...
- Nuclear Power After Chernobyl. Christie, H. Frederick // Business Forum;Summer86, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p2
Focuses on nuclear power plants in the United States after the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Accident in Chornobyl, Ukraine. Impact of the accident on the use of nuclear energy in electricity production; Need for the U.S. to be vigilant in using nuclear energy.
- COMMENTARY: Nuclear Breakdown : Doing the Numbers in Honor of an Atomic Anniversary. Knoblauch, Jessica A. // Our Planet: Weekly Newsletter of E Magazine;2/22/2009, p2
The article provides information related to the chronological history of nuclear power plants. The oldest nuclear plant operating in the U.S. issued its license in 1969. In 1986, there were 56 people died due to Chernobyl Nuclear Accident. In 2007, 14.2% of the world's electricity derived from...
- Nuclear Power's New Promise and Peril. Tsubata, Kate // World & I;May2002, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p52
Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the utilization of nuclear power. Reasons for the emotional public reaction to nuclear power issues; Examination of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in Ukraine; Link between nuclear power plants and the development of nuclear weapons.