Ian Hore-Lacy guides the reader expertly through the many complexities of nuclear energy. This is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to distinguish fact from myth and to gain understanding in this crucial field.A" - Hans Blix, Chancellor, World Nuclear University, and Director General-Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency "This book strikes me as an exceptional publication, worthy of wide review/readership. It is, in effect, a 'Nuclear 101' text for the industry." - Zack Pate, Chairman-Emeritus, World Association of Nuclear Operators
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Ian Hore-Lacy is a widely respected educator about nuclear power and the author of several books on environmental and mining topics. A former biology teacher, he became General Manager of the Uranium Information Centre, Melbourne in 1995 and Head of Public Communications for the World Nuclear Association, based in London, in 2001. He has visited a number of nuclear reactors and fuel cycle facilities in several countries, including UK reprocessing plants, Sweden's waste facilities, US waste repositories and French enrichment and mixed oxide fuel fabrication plants. He joined the mining industry as an environmental scientist in 1974 and gained some acquaintance with uranium mining. From 1988-93 he was Manager, Education and Environment with CRA Limited (now Rio Tinto) and has written several books on environmental and mining topics. His particular interests range from the technical to the ethical and theological aspects of mineral resources and their use, especially nuclear power. He has four adult children.