There are a lot of books from the 1970’s and 1980’s that talk about nuclear energy, and some of them are actually quite good. However, there was a real dearth in publications on the topic for a number of years. That trend seems to be over.
I am aware of several books that are at various stages of the publication process. One that looks like it will be available soon has the intriguing title of “Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy”. You can find a synopsis of the book at The Borzoi Reader Online a publication of Alfred A. Knoph. Knoph is one of the publishing houses that makes up Random House, the largest English language publishing company in the world.
Here is an excerpt from the synopsis in case you decide not to click away and read the whole thing:
With concerns about catastrophic global warming mounting, it is vital that we examine all our energy options. Power to Save the World describes the efforts of one determined woman, Gwyneth Cravens, initially a skeptic about nuclear power, as she spends nearly a decade immersing herself in the subject. She teams up with a leading expert in risk assessment and nuclear safety who is also a committed environmentalist to trace the path of uranium—the source of nuclear fuel—from start to finish. As we accompany them on visits to mines as well as to experimental reactor laboratories, fortress-like power plants, and remote waste sites normally off-limits to the public, we come to see that we already have a feasible way to address the causes of global warming on a large scale.
Perhaps you can see why I am eagerly awaiting the release date for this book!