|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|ISBN||978-0-521-40253-8 (hardcover) |
ISBN 978-0-511-38928-3 (e-book)
|LC Class||HD9685.U7 W3456 2008|
Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System is a 2008 book by Daniel Pope, a history professor at the University of Oregon, which traces the history of the Washington Public Power Supply System, a public agency which undertook to build five large nuclear power plants, one of the most ambitious U.S. construction projects in the 1970s.
By 1983, cost overruns and delays, along with a slowing of electricity demand growth, led to cancellation of two plants and a construction halt on two others. Moreover, the agency defaulted on $2.25 billion of municipal bonds, which is still the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history. The court case that followed took nearly a decade to resolve.
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- Cambridge University Press Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System Retrieved 2008-11-11
- "Review of 'Nuclear implosions; the rise and fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System'". SciTech Book News. June 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
- Pope, Daniel (July 31, 2008). "A Northwest distaste for nuclear power". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-11-11.