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Issue 1 • March 1980

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 1
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  • Risk and democracy

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1 - 3
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    I was honored when asked to address the National Academy of Engineers on nuclear power issues. Bin I had to ask myself, “what do I know about these issues?” I take some encouragement from Judge Learned Hand's remark to me that, “There's no substitute for the untutored approach” in judicial decisions about even highly technical matters. But I must say that the health and... View full abstract»

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  • Petition to form an IEEE society on social implications of technology

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):4 - 6
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    The undersigned IEEE members hereby petition the Executive Committee of the IEEE to authorize the formation of a Society on Social Implications of Technology. View full abstract»

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  • Ensuring the right of professional dissent: A review of a proposed new NRC policy

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):7 - 8
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    There have been many allegation that the professional judgments of engineering employees of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have been peremptorily overridden by management on nontechnical grounds [1]. Furthermore, it has been claimed that, particularly when they pressed their concerns (usually safety related) beyond their immediate supervisors, the engineers involved were subjected to vari... View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear power in perspective

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):9 - 10
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    A year or two ago, a railroad car filled with propane exploded and burned, killing and injuring well over 100 persons and destroying two city blocks. This disaster was caused not by a supertanker filled with liquid natural gas, not by an underground storage vault, but by a single railroad car. View full abstract»

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  • Letters to the editor

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):13 - 15
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    James Burke, the author of Connections and also the narrator of the television series, is a graduate of Oxford University in England. He was the chief reporter for the BBC in the coverage of the Apollo missions to the moon. He has done extensive work in television and has received several awards for his accomplishments. View full abstract»

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  • News, notes and comments: PAC chairmen create alternate USAB-program plan

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):16 - 20
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This Publication ceased production in 1981. The current title of the publication is IEEE Technology & Society Magazine.

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