The Resource Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator, Gregory B. Jaczko

Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator, Gregory B. Jaczko

Label
Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator
Title
Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator
Statement of responsibility
Gregory B. Jaczko
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reveals how the nuclear energy industry endangers lives, how the NRC has been overpowered by the industry it was meant to regulate, and why Congress does nothing to change the status quo
  • "A shocking exposé from the most powerful insider in nuclear regulation about how the nuclear energy industry endangers our lives--and why Congress does nothing to stop it. Gregory Jaczko had never heard of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission when he arrived in Washington like a modern-day Mr. Smith. But, thanks to the determination of a powerful senator, he would soon find himself at the agency's helm. A Birkenstock-wearing physics PhD, Jaczko was unlike any chairman the agency had ever seen: he was driven by a passion for technology and a concern for public safety, with no ties to the industry and no agenda other than to ensure that his agency make the world a safer place. And so Jaczko witnessed what outsiders like him were never meant to see--an agency overpowered by the industry it was meant to regulate and a political system determined to keep it that way. After an emergency trip to Japan to help oversee the frantic response to the horrifying nuclear disaster at Fukushima in 2011, and witnessing the American nuclear industry's refusal to make the changes he considered necessary to prevent an equally catastrophic event from occurring here, Jaczko started saying aloud what no one else of his stature had ever dared. [This book] is a wake-up call to the dangers of lobbying, the importance of governmental regulation, and the failures of congressional oversight. But it is also a classic tale of an idealist on a mission whose misadventures in Washington are astounding, absurd, and sometimes even funny--and so Jaczko tells the story with humor, self-deprecation, and, yes, occasional bursts of outrage. Above all, [this book] is about confronting the truth about one of the most pressing public safety and environmental issues of our time: nuclear power will never be safe."--Jacket
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jaczko, Gregory B.
Dewey number
333.792/40973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9698.U5
LC item number
J33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear energy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Nuclear energy
  • United States
Label
Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator, Gregory B. Jaczko
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181) 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
Dr. Jaczko goes to Washington -- Forget and repeat : a brief but necessary history of accidents -- The burning issue : the battle to prevent nuclear fires -- Nevada roulette : ending the Yucca Mountain charade -- Accidents do happen : the tragedy of Fukushima -- Visiting Tokyo : crises reveal human beings at their best -- Fukushima fallout : the fight over essential industry reforms -- Tsunamis in the heartland : a scenario for an American Fukushima -- Express lane : the nuclear industry licensing juggernaut -- Cleanup is forever : visiting Fukushima -- Going nuclear : confrontation over the building of new atomic plants -- Out of time : my departure from the agency and the future of nuclear
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 196 pages
Isbn
9781476755762
Lccn
2018013694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1039347383
  • 922153
  • (OCoLC)on1039347383
  • 922153
Label
Confessions of a rogue nuclear regulator, Gregory B. Jaczko
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181) 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
Dr. Jaczko goes to Washington -- Forget and repeat : a brief but necessary history of accidents -- The burning issue : the battle to prevent nuclear fires -- Nevada roulette : ending the Yucca Mountain charade -- Accidents do happen : the tragedy of Fukushima -- Visiting Tokyo : crises reveal human beings at their best -- Fukushima fallout : the fight over essential industry reforms -- Tsunamis in the heartland : a scenario for an American Fukushima -- Express lane : the nuclear industry licensing juggernaut -- Cleanup is forever : visiting Fukushima -- Going nuclear : confrontation over the building of new atomic plants -- Out of time : my departure from the agency and the future of nuclear
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 196 pages
Isbn
9781476755762
Lccn
2018013694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1039347383
  • 922153
  • (OCoLC)on1039347383
  • 922153

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