In This Review

Plutonium, Power, and Politics: International Arrangements for the Disposition of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Plutonium, Power, and Politics: International Arrangements for the Disposition of Spent Nuclear Fuel
By Gene I. Rochlin
University of California Press, 1979, 410 pp
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Proliferation, Plutonium and Policy
Proliferation, Plutonium and Policy
By Alexander de Volpi
Pergamon Press, 1979, 359 pp
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Both books seek ways to retard nuclear proliferation by controlling or altering the nuclear fuel cycle. Rochlin's is the more politically sensitive. His proposal for an international regime for the management of spent fuel and the disposal of reprocessing wastes is no longer original, but it is presented in a comprehensive and knowledgeable manner.