Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer

Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer

Book - 2006
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In a world torn apart by wars over oil, many politicians look for alternative sources of energy, and their leading choice is often nuclear. Among the myths that have been spread over the years about nuclear-powered electricity is that it is safe.
Publisher: New York, NY : New Press : 2006
ISBN: 9781595580672
1595580670
Branch Call Number: 621.48 C127n
Characteristics: 221p

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emily8 Jul 16, 2013

Dr. Caldicott speaks the truth with pure thought. The title says it well. Don't be fooled by the nuclear industry - think for yourself - why not wind power? The people who own and run the world with fossil fuels will be the same people that own and run the world with wind power.

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Apr 01, 2011

This book is about that stuff about nuclear power that you won’t find in the evening news or the daily paper. It’s the book that will help you refute the nuclear industry’s mantra that nuclear power is cleaner and greener. It isn’t. The industry produces humongous amounts of green house gasses in assembling all to components to get your neighbourhood nuclear power plant churning. As for non pollution, don’t believe that one either --- the book tells you why. And cheap? No way. In fact no nuke could be built today if it weren’t for the fact that the whole industry weren’t propped up by gargantuan government subsidies.
And who says solar and wind power aren’t feasible alternatives? How feasible they would be if they got the same government subsidies the nukes get.
There’s much too brief a mention about the health effects the nukes have on people. And not just a couple of miles away.
In the wake of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, nuclear power plant disaster this book needs to be part of any meaningful discussion about our growing dependence on nuclear power.
From a Canadian point of view, this book spends more than I care dealing with the unsavory connections between the industry and politics. Is the Canadian nuclear industry equally well connected with our governments? What do you think?
In Canada, our nukes are of the CANDU type. They are cooled using heavy water. So you thought this was better? Wrong. These plants are renowned producers of tritium. They discharge this poison into the Great Lakes with seeming regularity. Attention drinkers of water from Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario: this stuff won’t lose its radioactive kick for 160 years.
Lastly, those safe CANDU reactors are prodigious producers of plutonium --- that’s the raw material for making nuclear bombs. And just how safely secured is it? It sits in swimming pools at our nuclear power plants --- just waiting to bite us. Just the stuff terrorists would love to get their hand on. And exactly what kind of security surrounds each of these arsenals?
You’ve got to read this book to understand what the nuclear cabal is trying to foist on all of us. You’ve got to read this book to keep the wool from being pulled over your eyes.

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EuSei Jul 16, 2013

Interrogation of Helen Caldicott’s Responses: http://www.monbiot.com/2011/04/04/interrogation-of-helen-caldicotts-responses/

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