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Fissile Materials, Nuclear Power, and Nuclear Proliferation

Harold A. Feiveson

in Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027748
eISBN:
9780262319188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027748.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The 1953 U.S. Atoms for Peace initiative launched the dissemination of nuclear technologies to non-weapon states. It also led to the establishment in 1957 of the International Atomic Energy Agency ... More


Taking Action before Stepping Down

Naoto Kan and Jeffrey S. Irish

in My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's recollections about the actions he took before his resignation. In particular, he explains the circumstances behind his gradual move away ... More


Energy Dilemmas

Jairam Ramesh

in Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199457526
eISBN:
9780199085255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457526.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

India’s vulnerability to climate change, the need to limit emissions, and preserve the forests as carbon sinks makes it necessary to diversify and tap alternative sources of energy, such as solar, ... More


A post-industrial era?

I. G. Simmons

in Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to AD 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621583
eISBN:
9780748670765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621583.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The trends noted in previous chapters have all intensified: there is more per capita energy use, with nuclear power added to the mix, more emissions and more material acquisition than ever before. ... More


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