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The price of nuclear power : uranium communities and environmental justice, Stephanie A. Malin

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The price of nuclear power : uranium communities and environmental justice
Title
The price of nuclear power
Title remainder
uranium communities and environmental justice
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie A. Malin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rising fossil fuel prices and concerns about greenhouse gas emissions are fostering a nuclear power renaissance and a revitalized uranium mining industry across the American West. In The Price of Nuclear Power, environmental sociologist Stephanie Malin offers an on-the-ground portrait of several uranium communities caught between the harmful legacy of previous mining booms and the potential promise of new economic development. Using this context, she examines how shifting notions of environmental justice inspire divergent views about nuclear power's sustainability and equally divisive forms of social activism. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in rural isolated towns such as Monticello, Utah, and Nucla and Naturita, Colorado, as well as in upscale communities like Telluride, Colorado, and incorporating interviews with community leaders, environmental activists, radiation regulators, and mining executives, Malin uncovers a fundamental paradox of the nuclear renaissance: the communities most hurt by uranium's legacy--such as high rates of cancers, respiratory ailments, and reproductive disorders--were actually quick to support industry renewal. She shows that many impoverished communities support mining not only because of the employment opportunities, but also out of a personal identification with uranium, a sense of patriotism, and new notions of environmentalism. But other communities, such as Telluride, have become sites of resistance, skeptical of industry and government promises of safe mining, fearing that regulatory enforcement won't be strong enough. Indeed, Malin shows that the nuclear renaissance has exacerbated social divisions across the Colorado Plateau, threatening social cohesion. Malin further illustrates ways in which renewed uranium production is not a socially sustainable form of energy development for rural communities, as it is utterly dependent on unstable global markets. The Price of Nuclear Power is an insightful portrait of the local impact of the nuclear renaissance and the social and environmental tensions inherent in the rebirth of uranium mining.--Publisher website
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DLC
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1981-
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Malin, Stephanie A.
Dewey number
333.792/40973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9698.U52
LC item number
M3195 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nature, society, and culture
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  • Nuclear industry
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear industry
  • Kernenergie
Label
The price of nuclear power : uranium communities and environmental justice, Stephanie A. Malin
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=45834
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Piñon Ridge uranium mill : a transnational corporation comes home
  • 5
  • "Just hanging on by a thread" : isolation, poverty, and social dislocation
  • 6.
  • "Better regs" in an era of deregulation : neoliberalized narratives of regulatory compliance
  • 7. Conclusions and solutions :
  • social sustainability and localized energy justice.
  • Appendix : research methods and data collection -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
  • List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements.
  • 1 . Introduction:
  • The paradox of uranium production in a neoliberal era
  • 2.
  • Booms, busts, and bombs : uranium's economic and environmental justice history in the United States
  • 3.
  • Lethal legacies : left in the dust in Monticello, Utah
  • 4.
Control code
ocn892304676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 217 pages
Isbn
9780813569796
Lccn
2014030639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025023772
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813569789
  • (OCoLC)892304676
Label
The price of nuclear power : uranium communities and environmental justice, Stephanie A. Malin
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=45834
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Piñon Ridge uranium mill : a transnational corporation comes home
  • 5
  • "Just hanging on by a thread" : isolation, poverty, and social dislocation
  • 6.
  • "Better regs" in an era of deregulation : neoliberalized narratives of regulatory compliance
  • 7. Conclusions and solutions :
  • social sustainability and localized energy justice.
  • Appendix : research methods and data collection -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
  • List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements.
  • 1 . Introduction:
  • The paradox of uranium production in a neoliberal era
  • 2.
  • Booms, busts, and bombs : uranium's economic and environmental justice history in the United States
  • 3.
  • Lethal legacies : left in the dust in Monticello, Utah
  • 4.
Control code
ocn892304676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 217 pages
Isbn
9780813569796
Lccn
2014030639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025023772
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813569789
  • (OCoLC)892304676

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