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CIVILIAN NUCLEAR ENERGY IN CRISIS: THE SEABROOK, NEW HAMPSHIRE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AS A CASE STUDY

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1986
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Civilian nuclear power became part of the American energy system under the aegis of the Atomic Energy Commission. That agency promoted, subsidized, and regulated nuclear plants. Public opposition to the nuclear plants grew as the radioactive hazards to the environment became known. When intervenors found opposition through the court system lengthy, expensive, and ineffective, some turned to on-site demonstrations. The mass-demonstrations and arrests at the Seabrook, New Hampshire nuclear plant site focussed worldwide attention on the anti-nuclear movement. Lessened demand for electricity, and rising construction costs caused financial problems for the utility companies, and led to cancellation of many proposed plants, and a halt to completion of many partially-built ones. By the middle of the 1980s, the early promise of civilian nuclear energy had given way to much more pessimistic assessment of the industry's future in the American economy.
Title: CIVILIAN NUCLEAR ENERGY IN CRISIS: THE SEABROOK, NEW HAMPSHIRE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AS A CASE STUDY.
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Name(s): GABAR, EDNA.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
O'Sullivan, John, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 110 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Civilian nuclear power became part of the American energy system under the aegis of the Atomic Energy Commission. That agency promoted, subsidized, and regulated nuclear plants. Public opposition to the nuclear plants grew as the radioactive hazards to the environment became known. When intervenors found opposition through the court system lengthy, expensive, and ineffective, some turned to on-site demonstrations. The mass-demonstrations and arrests at the Seabrook, New Hampshire nuclear plant site focussed worldwide attention on the anti-nuclear movement. Lessened demand for electricity, and rising construction costs caused financial problems for the utility companies, and led to cancellation of many proposed plants, and a halt to completion of many partially-built ones. By the middle of the 1980s, the early promise of civilian nuclear energy had given way to much more pessimistic assessment of the industry's future in the American economy.
Identifier: 14295 (digitool), FADT14295 (IID), fau:11103 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
Subject(s): Nuclear power plants--New Hampshire.
Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (N.H.)
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