Shoreham & the Rise & Fall of the Nuclear Power Industry

Hardcover | January 12, 1995

byKenneth F. McCallion

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This book traces the history of the nuclear power industry in the United States from the 1950s when electricity from nuclear power was expected to be "too cheap to meter," to the 1990s when the nuclear power industry lies in shambles and the landscape is dotted with the billion dollar carcasses of unfinished or inoperable nuclear power plants. Using the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant on Long Island as a case study, and reviewing the civil racketeering trial relating to that plant, McCallion details how a fatal combination of fraud, incompetence, and naivete has driven utility companies to the brink (and in some cases, beyond the brink) of bankruptcy in the vain quest for the nuclear power fix.

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This book traces the history of the nuclear power industry in the United States from the 1950s when electricity from nuclear power was expected to be "too cheap to meter," to the 1990s when the nuclear power industry lies in shambles and the landscape is dotted with the billion dollar carcasses of unfinished or inoperable nuclear power...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:January 12, 1995Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

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ISBN - 10:0275942996

ISBN - 13:9780275942991

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