Too Hot to Touch

The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste

by William M. Alley,

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  • 1139848453
  • 9781107030114
  • 9781139848459
  • 9781139854368
Today, the issue of waste management is as prominent as reactor safety in the controversies surrounding nuclear power and is particularly topical in the US since the 2010 closure of the Yucca Mountain repository project. William M. and Rosemarie Alley provide an engaging and authoritative account of the controversies and possibilities surrounding disposal of nuclear waste in the US, with reference also to other countries around the world. The book tells the full history from the beginnings after World War II up to today, bringing to life the pioneering science, the political wrangling and media drama, and the not-in-my-backyard communities fighting to put waste elsewhere. Written in down-to-earth language, by an expert with key involvement in the Yucca Mountain project, this is a timely book for public interest groups, affected communities, policymakers, environmentalists and research scientists working in related fields and anyone interested in finding out more about this important issue.
  • Cambridge University Press; November 2012
  • ISBN 9781139848459
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  • Title: Too Hot to Touch
  • Author: William M. Alley; Rosemarie Alley
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139848453
  • 9781107030114
  • 9781139848459
  • 9781139854368

In The Press

'… a very thorough overview of the nuclear waste issue. The book is level-headed, in-depth, and logical … Too Hot to Touch … [is] more about the fight between politics, science, stupidity and apathy (and bribery). But one of the problems with managing nuclear waste is the scope of the problem. [It] makes it clear that there are no good solutions to the problem of nuclear waste.' Media with Conscience (mwcnews.net)

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139848453
  • 9781107030114
  • 9781139848459
  • 9781139854368