The Nuclear Controversy

by Martin Stott and Peter Taylor
TCPA, 1980 204pp

Nuclear controversy
Nuclear controversy

A book on a subject that just won’t go away. Debate now swirls around whether nuclear power can ‘solve’ the climate change crisis.  See my article below, in the March 2012 issue of Town and Country Planning on the subject. An updated version was posted on my blog on 26 November 2012. The clue is in the title.

The issue of the link between nuclear power and the proliferation of nuclear weapons is also very current. All commentators for example acknowledge that the Hinkley C nuclear power station makes no sense economically as renewable become so much cheaper. But of course it will produce plutonium to fuel a new generation of Trident submarines. And the electricity consumer will be charged.


… the book makes the key issues readily available to all those interested in the nuclear controversy
New Scientist

… the obvious care taken to present the issues … is commendable
Pearce Wright, The Times