Nuclear Safety: A Problem of Technology or Ideology?

by Richard L. Meehan, Pres.; Earth Sciences Assoc., Palo Alto, Calif.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 5, Pg. 60-61


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The issue of nuclear safety is examined. It is debated whether the public reaction to the issue is emotional or rational and whether nuclear safety is a problem of ideology or technology. The development of nuclear technology and the public's reaction to it are compared to other historic technological developments.

Subject Headings: Nuclear safety | Public opinion

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