The Accident Hazards of Nuclear Power Plants

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The Accident Hazards of Nuclear Power Plants

By Richard E. Webb
University of Massachusetts Press, 1976
228 pp. $6.95
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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.