AUTHORBratt, Duane
TITLEThe Politics of CANDU Exports
PUBLISHERUniversity of Toronto Press
CITYToronto, Canada

This book provides a detailed history of the Canada Deuterium Uranium nuclear power reactors’ (CANDU) international sales from 1956 to 1996, shedding light on global political forces that have influenced Canada’s nuclear policies as well as international developments likely to affect future CANDU dealings. The book’s first chapter highlights the arguments for CANDU exports, illustrating economic and political justifications. The next chapter considers reasons to constrain the exports, including fears of nuclear proliferation and environmental destruction. The book then spends substantial time on the history of Canada’s nuclear sales, with discussions of international politics, environmental and security concerns, and other issues that affect every exchange. The final chapters examine four developments of the late 1990s that will likely impact Canada’s future nuclear policy, including Pakistan's and India's 1998 nuclear tests and the 1997 decision to shut down seven CANDUs in Ontario. Charts and graphs augment the text and there is a lengthy notes section and bibliography.

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