Mobilizing Modernity: The Nuclear Moment

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Acronyms

AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

AGR

Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor

ANC

Anti Nuclear Campaign

ASW

Association of Scientific Workers

BNFL

British Nuclear Fuels Ltd

BWR

Boiling Water Reactor

CANA

Cornish Alliance Against Nuclear Energy

CANDU

Canadian Duterium Uranium Reactor

CEA

Central Electricity Authority

CEGB

Central Electricity Generating Board

CND

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

COLA

Coalition Of Local Authorities

DoE

Department of the Environment

DSIR

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

FBR

Fast Breeder Reactor

FOE

Friends Of the Earth

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

ICRP

International Commission on Radiological Protection

LWR

Light Water Reactor

NIMBY

Not In My Back Yard

NRPB

National Radiological Protection Board

NUM

National Union of Mineworkers

PWR

Pressurised Water Reactor

SANA

Severnside Anti Nuclear Alliance

SCRAM

Scottish Campaign to Resist the Atomic Menace

SERA

Socialist Environmental Resource Association

SGHWR

Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor

SSEB

South of Scotland Electricity Board

SWP

Socialist Workers' Party

TCPA

Town and Country Planning Association

THORP

Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant

UKAEA

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

USAF

United States Air Force

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures viii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Acronyms x
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Nuclear Moment 34
  • 3 - Resisting the Juggernaut 68
  • 4 - Accidents Will Happen 95
  • 5 - Modernity's Mobilisation Stalls 118
  • 6 - The Moment of Direct Action 150
  • 7 - Networking 183
  • 8 - Conclusions 206
  • Notes 228
  • Bibliography 244
  • Author Index 256
  • Subject Index 259
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