Humanity became enchanted by radioactivity and the amazing energy it releases: nuclear energy. While using it they learned that radioactivity can also seriously turn against them. Is nuclear energy safe? Sustainable? Affordable? Can nuclear energy help us overcome the climate crisis? This book provides facts and answers. And a unique collection of photographs of the Dutch atomic industry.
64 pages of photos and text – 24 x 26 cm – hard cover – ISBN 978-90-9033307-6
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The events in Fukushima had major implications for the nuclear industry. The human and economic effects of a nuclear disaster are beyond imagination and governments worldwide suddenly realized the risks. Everywhere nuclear power plants were subjected to stress tests and made Fukushima-proof. Due to higher safety requirements, new construction projects in France, the United States, Finland and Great Britain became more complicated and thus more expensive.