Friday, October 5, 2018

No Immediate Danger

Nuclear. William Vollmann has a lot to say about energy production and climate change and our future. His publisher and editor agreed to a structure of two six hundred-page books. In the first book titled, No Immediate Danger, Vollman focus on nuclear power generation. Vollmann tells readers of the time he has spent in Japan over the past seven years placing himself at personal risk while measuring radiation around the Fukushima site. His title comes from the Japanese official advisory about the risk. With lots of facts and measurements, Vollmann disagrees about the dangers and uses Fukushima as an example of the consequences of energy policies that rely on nuclear power. In exchange for short term comfort and economic benefits, we’ve added significant long-term risk and costs. The next volume will focus on oil production, fracking and coal production. In some ways I can’t wait, but I need a break before tackling the second installment. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase No Immediate Danger from

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