Nuclear Waste in Your Backyard

Who’s to Blame and How to Fix It

by Robert L. Ferguson, With Congressman Doc Hastings & With Michele S. Gerber Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781480808591
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781480808607
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781480808614

About the Book

If you care about the environment and the rule of law, then it’s essential to consider how politics is driving the way we’re approaching nuclear energy. Robert L. Ferguson, a nuclear energy insider who’s spent more than fifty years working in the field, details how he partnered with others to wage a legal battle against two of the most powerful men in the world – President Barack Obama and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu – and won. The stakes were high: President Obama and his administration suddenly and illegally shut down the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, which violated the law and was a smack in the face to residents of 38 states that expected spent nuclear fuel to be buried at a central location. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to hold elected officials accountable and ensure that they’re not allowed to flagrantly violate the law. If you don’t take time to analyze the issues and do your part to improve U.S. energy policy, you may just end up with Nuclear Waste in Your Backyard indefinitely. Bob Ferguson has written an important book—his analysis is right on target. I highly recommend his book to be read and acted upon by every American concerned about how partisan politics can trump good science. Such action is especially important for those in positions of policy development. — Dr. Alan Waltar, past president of the American Nuclear Society and author of America the Powerless

About the Author

Bob Ferguson has more than 50 years of experience in the field of nuclear energy, both in government and industry. He is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy for the U.S. Department of Energy, and former Managing Director for the Washington Public Power Supply System. Ferguson has been married for 56 years to Catherine Crosby Ferguson. They have two daughters, Catherine Kolinski and Colleen Lowry; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Michael, and Keefe. Ferguson is the author of The Cost of Deceit and Delay: Obama and Reid’s Scheme to Kill Yucca Mountain Wastes $Billions. The book is about the cost to the country and the nuclear industry of the unlawful termination of the Yucca Mountain Project, and Ferguson’s legal efforts—suing the President to hold him and his administration accountable for violating the law for their self-serving political agendas. He and his wife split their time living in Richland, Washington, and Lake Oswego, Oregon.