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Melting a reactive argument: legitimising nuclear risk and the Chernobyl legacy

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Despite the inherent risks involved in nuclear energy production, nuclear power currently occupies a prominent position in the sustainable energy future debate within Australia. Through analysing the arguments presented by a prominent nuclear advocate in a newspaper opinion piece, it is possible to identify the particular argumentative techniques and rhetorical devices employed to legitimise the risks inherent with nuclear energy production.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Hopkins, K. 2007, ''Melting a reactive argument: legitimising nuclear risk and the Chernobyl legacy'', Social Alternatives, vol. 26, no. 2, Second Quarter, pp. 38-42.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1684

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 38

End Page


  • 42

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 2, Second Quarter

Place Of Publication


  • www.socialalternatives.com

Abstract


  • Despite the inherent risks involved in nuclear energy production, nuclear power currently occupies a prominent position in the sustainable energy future debate within Australia. Through analysing the arguments presented by a prominent nuclear advocate in a newspaper opinion piece, it is possible to identify the particular argumentative techniques and rhetorical devices employed to legitimise the risks inherent with nuclear energy production.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Hopkins, K. 2007, ''Melting a reactive argument: legitimising nuclear risk and the Chernobyl legacy'', Social Alternatives, vol. 26, no. 2, Second Quarter, pp. 38-42.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1684

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 38

End Page


  • 42

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 2, Second Quarter

Place Of Publication


  • www.socialalternatives.com