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Nuclear power and health

the implications for health of nuclear power production.
  • 145 Pages
  • 1.12 MB
  • English

World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe , Copenhagen
Nuclear power plants -- Health aspects., Nuclear power plants -- Accidents., Nuclear power plants -- Safety measures., Nuclear Reactors., Radiation Protection., Radiation Injuries., Disaster Planning., Accidents., Radioactive Pollutants -- adverse effects., Nuclear power plants -- Health aspects., Nuclear energy -- Information serv
SeriesWHO regional publications., no. 51
ContributionsWorld Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe.
LC ClassificationsRA569 .N833 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 145 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL925975M
ISBN 10928901315X
LC Control Number95225115

Since Dr. Beckman's book was published it has been shown that coal plants release enough uranium and thorium in their stack gases and scrubber sludge to power a nuclear power plant larger than the coal powered plant. One of the few significant hazards of nuclear power is the release of by: A concise and current treatment of the subject of nuclear power safety, this work addresses itself to such issues of public concern as: radioactivity in routine effluents and its effect on human health and the environment, serious reactor accidents and their consequences, transportation accidents involving radioactive waste, the disposal of.

In Frahm released the award-winning and controversial children’s picture book “Nuclear Power: How a Nuclear Power Plant Really Works!” Released in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, both the book and Frahm received harsh criticism from anti-nuclear advocates due to /5(12).

Health risks during normal operation of nuclear power stations and following accidents are considered. Addressed to decision-makers, the book issues recommendations based on recent advances in radiobiology, radiological protection, the health effects of radiation, and experiences following the Chernobyl accident.

Health risks during normal operation of nuclear power stations and following accidents are considered. Addressed to decision-makers, the book issues recommendations based on recent advances in radiobiology, radiological protection, and the health effects of radiation as well as experiences following the Chernobyl accident.

The volume covers nuclear physics and basic technology, nuclear station design, nuclear station operation, and nuclear safety. Each chapter is independent but with the necessary technical overlap to provide a complete work on the safe and economic design and operation of nuclear power stations.

Protecting nuclear reactors and safeguarding nuclear material should be a central concern for everyone interested in nuclear power. Unfortunately, the NRC has regularly downplayed the threat of nuclear terrorism, relaxing its requirements for security exercises in response to industry pressure to lower costs.

Nuclear power, the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity, contributes nearly 20 percent of the electricity generated in America. The United States has used nuclear power for more than 60 years to produce reliable, low-carbon energy and to support national defense activities.

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Many environmentalists have opposed nuclear power, citing its dangers and the difficulty of disposing of its radioactive waste. But a Pulitzer Prize-winning author argues that nuclear is safer than most energy sources and is needed if the world hopes to radically decrease its carbon emissions.

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Nuclear power is not merely an energy option for the future, geoscientist Scott L. Montgomery writes in his new book, it is a life-saving and essential way for the world to provide energy and avoid “carbon and climate failure.”. In “Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear power in the 21 st Century,” Montgomery, who is an affiliate with the University of Washington’s Jackson School of.

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If you lived within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant, you would receive an average radiation dose of about millirem per year. The following essay is excerpted from the foreword to Keeping the Lights on at America's Nuclear Power Plants, a new book from the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy work is part of the task force’s Reinventing Nuclear Power research series.

Nuclear power alone will not solve our energy problems. In addition to personal health concerns, there are also environmental health concerns associated with nuclear power generation.

Nuclear power plants use water from local lakes and rivers for cooling. Written by nuclear experts in compulsively readable detail, this book takes a moment-by-moment look at what went wrong at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Buy the book | Download citations The book draws on firsthand accounts, as well as detailed technical records and media coverage, to recreate the events preceding, during, and after.

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If youve ever thought nuclear power was a good idea, just read this book and youll be dissuaded. It is horrifying, killing people right now in the most horrific ways, and will be killing people for generations to comesome of the birth defects wont start to manifest until another 40 or 50 generations/5.

The complicated dynamics around safety and public acceptance of nuclear power will influence its future direction—of expansion or contraction. We assume its share of global electricity generation will change from the current percent to figures of percent depending on the total power generation scenarios considered.

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The good news is that a growing number of scientists who specialize in radiation, climate, and public health are speaking out for nuclear power plants as critical to saving lives.

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Nuclear power’s contribution to the system’s resilience is examined, as are prospects for reducing plant costs. Section V offers conclusions and policy recommendations. A Short History of the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry.

The first commercial nuclear power plant began generating electricity in December in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.

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When arguing against nuclear power, opponents point to the problems of long-lived nuclear waste and the specter of rare but devastating nuclear accidents such as those at Chernobyl in and.

Globally, million people reside within a fifty mile (80 km) radius of at least one operating nuclear power plant, and 20 million reside within a ten mile (16 km) radius, and could face health and safety risks resulting from an extreme event induced by climate by: 1. Nuclear power plants cannot explode like nuclear bombs, and they have not contributed to weapons proliferation, thanks to robust international controls: 24 countries have nuclear power but not.

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A three-pronged strategy is prepared for the nation: (1) to continue a coal-nuclear mix in new plant construction; (2) to.coordinate safety during & after a nuclear power plant accident.

Know where your community lies. Link: [link to map showing PA power plants and zones] Image: nuclear power plant Did you know? About 5 million Americans live within 10 miles of a nuclear facility. Are you one of them? Know your emergency plans.The more nuclear power plants (and nuclear waste storage shelters) are built, the higher is the probability of a disastrous failure somewhere in the world.

Nuclear power plants as well as nuclear waste could be preferred targets for terrorist attacks.