Atomic Energy: A New Start

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Atomic Energy: A New Start

By David E. Lilienthal
Harper, 1980
124 pp. $8.95
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David Lilienthal's longtime involvement with atomic energy gives him unique credentials. This is an elegant, philosophical book, written for the interested layman, similar to his Change, Hope and the Bomb (1963). Taking the Three Mile Island accident into consideration, he believes that there is no turning back from nuclear energy. But he makes a strong appeal for safer technology than the light water reactor, for a greater American contribution toward easing the world's energy shortage, and for a renewed attempt to restrain the spread of atomic weapons.