AUTHORAlley, William M. / Alley, Rosemarie
TITLEToo Hot to Touch
PUBLISHERCambridge University Press
CITYCambridge, England

This book provides an authoritative, engaging description of the problems and possibilities associated with the disposal of nuclear waste in the United States, with references to the experiences of other nations. The authors emphasize social, political, and environmental realities that make the problem so difficult to solve. Organized into three parts, the book traces the history of nuclear waste from the World War II Manhattan Project to the controversial Yucca Mountain endeavor. It presents ocean dumping, dry cask and interim storage, and recycling as methods for addressing the waste problem. The authors integrate nuclear science, politics, media coverage, and environmental concerns into an informative narrative highlighting the enduring questions still surrounding the issue, despite technological advances.

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