Nuclear Power: Is it Worth the Risk?

  • Ronald D. Milo
Part of the Technology, Risk, and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 6)


In considering the ethical implications of the use of nuclear power, the chief question to be addressed is this: Can the use of nuclear power be justified, given that it involves serious risks of harm to human beings and their environment? Are the risks involved in the use of nuclear power morally acceptable?


Risk Assessment Nuclear Accident Nuclear Waste Disposal Prudent Policy Social Policy Maker 
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