ERIC Number: ED040063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Environmental Cost of Electric Power, A Scientists' Institute for Public Information Workbook.
Abrahamson, Dean E.
Analyzed are the environmental and health hazards associated with different forms of power production: nuclear power plants, fossil fuel plants, and hydroelectric plants. Data are given relating to chemical pollution, thermal pollution, radioactive hazards and geological and geographical effects. Problems of setting standards, and criteria which should be considered when choosing plant sites are discussed. It is argued that energy production must be controlled and redesigned, and that the public must be involved in decisions about power usage and production. An annotated bibliography is included. (EB)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Fuels, Instructional Materials, Natural Resources, Pollution, Public Health, Reference Materials
Scientists' Institute for Public Information, 30 East 68th St., New York, N. Y. 10021 ($2.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scientists' Inst. for Public Information, New York, NY.