AUTHORZonabend, Francoise
TITLEThe Nuclear Peninsula
PUBLISHERCambridge University Press
CITYCambridge, England

This academic work examines the sociological and psychological characteristics of people living near or working in the spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at la Hague, France. Through the lens of language, the author sheds light on the social and psychological dilemmas of people in the nuclear workplace. Much of the book is based on conversations with plant employees and residents of the bordering communities. As part of her research, the author attended training and refresher courses conducted for workers at the plant. Her findings suggest that opposition once directed against nuclear power plants has shifted (as of 1989) to focus on waste storage sites. The philosophical implications of the realities surrounding nuclear waste are considered in her conclusion as well.

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