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The Power of Promise

Sub title: Examining Nuclear Energy in India

Author: M.V. Ramana

Nuclear power has been held out as possibly the most important source of energy for India. And the dream of a nuclear powered India has been supported by huge financial budgets and high level political commitment for over six decades. Nuclear power has also been held out as safe, environmentally benign and cheap. Physicist and writer, M.V. Ramana shows that nuclear power has been more expensive than conventional forms of electricity generation, that the ever-present risk of catastrophic accidents is heightened by observed organizational inadequacies at nuclear facilities, and that existing nuclear fuel cycle facilities have been correlated with impacts on public health and the environment. He offers detailed information and analysis.

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‘Authoritative, state of the art analysis’—Jonathan Schell
‘A landmark in the debate on nuclear energy in India’—Amita Baviskar
‘Do not claim to know anything about India's nuclear programme if you have not read this book yet’—Mycle Schneider

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

20 Jan 2013

Imprint

Viking

ISBN13

9780670081707

Book Format

Royal

Extent

400pp

Rights

World

Category

Non-Fiction

Binding

Hardback

Language

English

Price (Rs.)

699.00

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