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Destruction of Nuclear Energy Facilities in War
Destruction of Nuclear Energy Facilities in War
By Bennett Ramberg
Lexington Books, 1980, 203 pp

This book is aimed at alerting policymakers, the scientific community, and the general public to the hazards posed by nuclear facilities during wartime and to encourage a reevaluation of current energy policy in order to reduce these risks. In a very technical analysis, the author argues that the safety mechanisms designed to prevent radioactive leakage at nuclear plants would never withstand an intentional bombardment, and he offers some proposals to reduce the threat of nuclear contamination under these circumstances.