- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
This book provides updated information on a number of radiologically hazardous areas, based on recent field work. From Chernobyl to plutonium production complexes, from Hiroshima to former Soviet and U.S. nuclear test sites, the relationship between contamination levels and doses in the population and the recovery from hazards are discussed in detail. The author assesses the far-reaching effects of radiological hazards on population, environment, agriculture and more.
Preface.- Overview of Nuclear Disasters.- Pollution around the Mayak Plutonium Production Complex.- Semipalatinsk Nuclear Tests.- Toward Resettlement on Rongelap Island.- Nuclear Explosions Conducted for Peaceful Purposes.- Strict Control Zone after the Chernobyl Accident.- Radiation Exposure of the Population in the Tokaimura Criticality Accident.- Nuclear Hazard and Recovery.- Appendices.- Index.