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The Accident Hazards of Nuclear Power Plants
The Accident Hazards of Nuclear Power Plants
By Richard E. Webb
University of Massachusetts Press, 1976, 228 pp.

This study of possible malfunctions of nuclear reactors, written by a nuclear engineer with AEC experience, comes to the controversial conclusion that because the risks of accidents have not been adequately examined, civilian nuclear reactors should be shut down, and a moratorium placed on the construction of new plants until society fully evaluates the balance of risks and benefits in the nuclear program.