Discusses nuclear energy, its source, how it works, and, giving the examples of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, how dangerous it can be when things go wrong.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.
|Series||A Disaster! book|
|LC Classifications||TK1078 .L35 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||48 p. :|
|Number of Pages||48|
|LC Control Number||91043564|
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