Nuclear Power's New Promise and Peril

Tsubata, Kate
May 2002
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.


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