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Use and abuse of information in the nuclear power debate

Use and abuse of information in the nuclear power debate

a German case study and its implications for Europe.

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Published by [Political Ecology Research Group] in [Oxford] .
Written in English


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SeriesOxford report -- no.2
ContributionsPolitical Ecology Research Group.
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Open LibraryOL14111240M

Attention Getter: We live in nuclear age whether we like it or not. More accurately we could say,we live in a nuclear world, whether we understand it or not. The fact is since. the splitting of the atom, the debate surrounding nuclear power has been at the. very heart of our existence. Given our. In May , Truman had formed the Interim Committee, a committee to advise the president about matters pertaining to the use of nuclear energy and weapons. The Committee’s first priority was to advise on the use of the atomic bomb.


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