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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Nuclear issues

Radionuclide Concentrations in  Food and the Environment (Hardcover): Michael Poschl, Leo M.L. Nollet Radionuclide Concentrations in Food and the Environment (Hardcover)
Michael Poschl, Leo M.L. Nollet
R5,010 Discovery Miles 50 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As radiological residue, both naturally occurring and technologically driven, works its way through the ecosystem, we see its negative effects on the human population. Radionuclide Concentrations in Food and the Environment addresses the key issues concerning the relationship between natural and manmade sources of environmental radioactivity, their transportation through the ecosystem, and the subsequent radionuclide concentrations in foods and the human population. The book discusses the negative effects of environmental radioactivity on plants and animals, as well as the effects of radiocontaminated food on human health, and perspectives for transfer prevention.

Beginning with the fundamentals of matter and the behavior of particles, the text lays a solid foundation for discussions on the source of radionuclides and their concentrations in air, water, and soil. Using predictive modeling, the authors examine the transfer of radionuclides through ecosystems and their effects on individual substances. The book provides up-to-date information on monitoring programs and legislation, detailed descriptions of detection systems, and evaluations of safety protocols in radioanalytical laboratories and in food processing. The authors devote considerable attention to the nuclear and radiological terrorist threat, illicit trafficking and masking of radioactive materials, event scenarios, and radiological forensics.

Radiation Proteomics - The effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on cells and tissues (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Dariusz... Radiation Proteomics - The effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on cells and tissues (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Dariusz Leszczynski
R4,009 R3,251 Discovery Miles 32 510 Save R758 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Methods of proteomics have been shown to be powerful tools in search of target proteins - proteins that respond in cells to an internal or an external stimulus. Proteomics is widely used in biomedical research. However, in radiation biology research, following exposures of living matter to low doses of either ionizing or non-ionizing radiation, proteomics approach is only very slowly gaining support. This book, by presenting the current status of the use of proteomics in radiation biology, will help to attract attention to the field of radiation proteomics.

Overland Flow Dynamics and Solute Transport (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Vyacheslav G. Rumynin Overland Flow Dynamics and Solute Transport (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Vyacheslav G. Rumynin
R3,103 R2,566 Discovery Miles 25 660 Save R537 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides essential background knowledge on a wide range of hydrological processes governing contaminant transport from soil to surface water across a range of scales, from hillslope to watershed. The mathematical description of these processes is based on both well-known and unique analytical solutions of different initial and boundary problems (primarily using methods from the kinematic wave theory and the reservoir/lumped-parameter concept), supported by numerical modelling studies. Some research topics, in particular several case studies, are illustrated by monitoring and experimental data analysis to show the importance of the research's applications in environmental practice and environmental education. Specific results concern the recognition of: (a) the effect of transient rainfall-runoff-infiltration partitioning on the chemical response of drainage areas to excess precipitation under certain field conditions related to the soil, hillslope characteristics, and contaminant properties; (b) soil erosion as a key factor that enhances the potential of adsorbed chemical transport in runoff; and (c) common tendencies in radionuclide behaviour in the near-surface environment contaminated by radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl (1986), Fukushima (2011) and the less known Kyshtym (1957) accidents, as well as from nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere since 1952. The book's goal is to provide a conceptual foundation enabling readers to apply scientific knowledge to solve practical problems in environmental hydrology and radiology. More specifically, the book presents the state-of-the-art approaches that scientists and natural resources experts need in order to significantly improve the prediction of changes in the soil-water system chemistry due to human activities.

Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants (Hardcover): B. S Dhillon Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants (Hardcover)
B. S Dhillon
R2,889 Discovery Miles 28 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each year billions of dollars are being spent in the area of nuclear power generation to design, construct, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of systems around the globe. Many times these systems fail due to safety, reliability, human factors, and human error related problems. The main objective of this book is to combine nuclear power plant safety, reliability, human factors, and human error into a single volume for those individuals that work closely during the nuclear power plant design phase, as well as other phases, thus eliminating the need to consult many different and diverse sources in obtaining the desired information.

Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges (Paperback, 2015 ed.): Samuel Apikyan, David Diamond Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Samuel Apikyan, David Diamond
R2,267 R1,835 Discovery Miles 18 350 Save R432 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the dissolution of the Soviet Union the nuclear threats facing the world are constantly evolving and have grown more complex since the end of the Cold War. The diversion of complete weapon systems or nuclear material to rogue nations and terrorist organizations has increased. The events of the past years have proved the necessity to reevaluate these threats on a level never before considered. In recognition that no single country possesses all of the answers to the critical scientific, institutional and legal questions associated with combating nuclear and radiological terrorism, the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Threats" and this proceeding was structured to promote wide-ranging, multi-national exploration of critical technology needs and underlying scientific challenges to reducing the threat of nuclear/radiological terrorism; to illustrate through country-specific presentations how resulting technologies were used in national programs; and to outline the role of legal, policy and institutional frameworks in countering nuclear/ radiological terrorism. One key outcome of this book is better understanding of the interdependent contributions from across the international community of the scientific and technological components and the legal, policy and institutional components to combating nuclear and radiological threats.

Solar Cosmic Rays - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2015): Leonty Miroshnichenko Solar Cosmic Rays - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2015)
Leonty Miroshnichenko
R4,273 R3,415 Discovery Miles 34 150 Save R858 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presents a comprehensive approach to the open questions in solar cosmic ray research and includes consistent and detailed considerations of conceptual, observational, theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of the field. The results of solar cosmic ray (SCR) investigations from 1942 to the present are summarized in this book. It treats the research questions in a self-contained form in all of its associations, from fundamental astrophysical aspects to geophysical, aeronautical and cosmonautical applications. A large amount of new data is included, which has been accumulated during the last several decades of space research. This second edition contains numerous updates and corrections to the text, figures and references. The author has also added several new sections about GLEs and radiation hazards. In addition, an extensive bibliography is provided, which covers non-partially the main achievements and failures in the field. This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers in solar physics and space science.

In Situ Leach Uranium Mining - An Overview of Operations (Paperback): Iaea In Situ Leach Uranium Mining - An Overview of Operations (Paperback)
Iaea
R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In situ leach or leaching (ISL) or in situ recovery (ISR) mining has become one of the standard uranium production methods. Its application to amenable uranium deposits (in certain sedimentary formations) has been growing in view of its competitive production costs and low surface impacts. This publication provides an historical overview and shows how ISL experience around the world can be used to direct the development of technical activities, taking into account environmental considerations, and emphasizing the economics of the process, including responsible mine closure. The publication provides information on how to design, operate and regulate current and future projects safely and efficiently, with a view to maximizing performance and minimizing negative environmental impact.

Uranium - Past and Future Challenges - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology... Uranium - Past and Future Challenges - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Broder J. Merkel, Alireza Arab
R7,517 R5,959 Discovery Miles 59 590 Save R1,558 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the collection of papers from the latest International Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology Conference (UMH VII) held in September 2014, in Freiberg, Germany. It is divided to five sessions: Uranium Mining, Uranium and Phosphates, Clean-up technologies for water and soil. Uranium and daughter nuclides and basic research and modeling. Each session covers a wide range of related topic and provides readers with up to date research and solutions on those matters.

Nuclear Electric Power - Safety, Operation, and Control Aspects (Hardcover, New): J. Brian Knowles Nuclear Electric Power - Safety, Operation, and Control Aspects (Hardcover, New)
J. Brian Knowles
R2,533 R2,273 Discovery Miles 22 730 Save R260 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From an expert who advised on the Chernobyl problem as well as in the aftermath of Three Mile Island comes a book that contains experienced engineering assessments of the options for replacing the existing, aged, fossil-fired power stations by renewables, gas-fired, or nuclear plants. From geothermal, solar, and wind to tidal and hydro generation, this important book assesses the engineering of renewable sources for commercial generation and discusses the important aspects of the design, operation, and safety of nuclear stations.

Bombs in the Backyard - Atomic Testing and American Politics (Paperback, New Ed): Bombs in the Backyard - Atomic Testing and American Politics (Paperback, New Ed)
R730 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R97 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On January 27, 1951, the first atomic weapon was detonated over a section of desert known as Frenchman Flat in southern Nevada, providing dramatic evidence of the Nevada Test Site's beginnings. Fifty years later, author A. Costandina Titus reviews contemporary nuclear policy issues concerning the continued viability of that site for weapons testing. Titus has updated her now-classic study of atomic testing with fifteen years of political and cultural history-from the mid-1980s Reagan-Gorbachev nuclear standoff to the authorization of the Nevada Test Site Research Center, a Desert Research Institute facility scheduled to open in 2001. In the second edition of Bombs in the Backyard, Titus deftly covers the post-Cold War transformation of American atomic policy as well as our overarching cultural interest in all matters atomic, making this a must-read for anyone interested in atomic policy and politics.

Radioactivity Transfer in Environment and Food (Hardcover, 2012 ed.): Fokion K. Vosniakos Radioactivity Transfer in Environment and Food (Hardcover, 2012 ed.)
Fokion K. Vosniakos
R2,995 R2,398 Discovery Miles 23 980 Save R597 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book deals with various consequences of major nuclear accidents, such as in 1986 in Chernobyl and in 2011 in Fukushima. The public is extremely interested in learning more about the movements and risks posed by radiation in the environment related to food supply and food safety. Radionuclides are found in air, water, soil and even in us not only after nuclear accidents because they occur also in nature. Every day, we ingest and inhale radionuclides in our air and food and the water. This book provides a solid underpinning of the basic physical-chemistry and biogeochemistry of naturally occurring and anthrop radioactivity. The mechanisms of radioactive element transfer in the atmosphere, tropospheric and stratospheric diffusion of radioactivity, environmental contamination from accidents and the impact of atmospheric pollution on the food chain, soil and plants, are analyzed and the analytical methods are illustrated. The question of natural radioactivity concentration in building materials is addressed too. While the book contains many case studies and data for Greece, it is of general value. It contributes to the development of international environmentally safe standards and economically reasonable standard regulations based on justified radiological, social and economical legislation concepts.

Radiobiology and Environmental Security (Hardcover, 2012): Carmel E. Mothersill, Victoria Korogodina, Colin B. Seymour Radiobiology and Environmental Security (Hardcover, 2012)
Carmel E. Mothersill, Victoria Korogodina, Colin B. Seymour
R5,961 R4,721 Discovery Miles 47 210 Save R1,240 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume - like the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on which it is based - addresses the fundamental science that contributes to our understanding of the potential risks from ecological terrorism, i.e. dirty bombs, atomic explosions, intentional release of radionuclides into water or air. Both effects on human health (DNA and systemic effects) and on ecosystems are detailed, with particular focus on environmentally relevant low-dose ranges. The state-of-the-art contributions to the book are authored by leading experts; they tackle the relevant questions from the perspectives of radiation genetics, radiobiology, radioecology, radiation epidemiology and risk assessment.

Radiobiology and Environmental Security (Paperback, 2012): Carmel E. Mothersill, Victoria Korogodina, Colin B. Seymour Radiobiology and Environmental Security (Paperback, 2012)
Carmel E. Mothersill, Victoria Korogodina, Colin B. Seymour
R3,749 R2,993 Discovery Miles 29 930 Save R756 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume - like the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on which it is based - addresses the fundamental science that contributes to our understanding of the potential risks from ecological terrorism, i.e. dirty bombs, atomic explosions, intentional release of radionuclides into water or air. Both effects on human health (DNA and systemic effects) and on ecosystems are detailed, with particular focus on environmentally relevant low-dose ranges. The state-of-the-art contributions to the book are authored by leading experts; they tackle the relevant questions from the perspectives of radiation genetics, radiobiology, radioecology, radiation epidemiology and risk assessment.

Radioactive Material - Security Issues & Protection Practices in the U.S. (Hardcover): Shirley Carver Radioactive Material - Security Issues & Protection Practices in the U.S. (Hardcover)
Shirley Carver
R5,055 Discovery Miles 50 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Radioactive material is used worldwide for legitimate commercial purposes, including industrial processes in the oil and gas, aerospace, and food sterilisation sectors. Material used for these purposes is typically sealed in a metal capsule, such as stainless steel, titanium, or platinum, to prevent its dispersal and is commonly called a sealed source.1 Some of these sources are highly radioactive and are found in a wide variety of devices, ranging from mobile industrial radiography sources containing hundreds of curies of iridium-192 to larger irradiators with thousands, or even millions, of curies of cobalt-60. In the hands of terrorists, these sources could be used to produce a simple and crude, but potentially dangerous weapon, known as a radiological dispersal device or dirty bomb, whereby conventional The facilities where these sources are contained include, among other things, warehouses, commercial facilities, and research buildings. This book examines the challenges in reducing security risks posed by industrial radiological sources and the steps federal agencies are taking to improve security of the sources.

The Science of Responding to a Nuclear Reactor Accident - Summary of a Symposium (Paperback): National Research Council,... The Science of Responding to a Nuclear Reactor Accident - Summary of a Symposium (Paperback)
National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board; Edited by Ourania Kosti
R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Science of Responding to a Nuclear Reactor Accident summarizes the presentations and discussions of the May 2014 Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium titled "The Science and Response to a Nuclear Reactor Accident". The symposium, dedicated in honor of the distinguished National Cancer Institute radiation epidemiologist who died in 2003, was co-hosted by the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Cancer Institute. The symposium topic was prompted by the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was initiated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan. This was the fourth major nuclear accident that has occurred since the beginning of the nuclear age some 60 years ago. The 1957 Windscale accident in the United Kingdom caused by a fire in the reactor, the 1979 Three Mile Island accident in the United States caused by mechanical and human errors, and the 1986 Chernobyl accident in the former Soviet Union caused by a series of human errors during the conduct of a reactor experiment are the other three major accidents. The rarity of nuclear accidents and the limited amount of existing experiences that have been assembled over the decades heightens the importance of learning from the past. This year's symposium promoted discussions among federal, state, academic, research institute, and news media representatives on current scientific knowledge and response plans for nuclear reactor accidents. The Beebe symposium explored how experiences from past nuclear plant accidents can be used to mitigate the consequences of future accidents, if they occur. The Science of Responding to a Nuclear Reactor Accident addresses off-site emergency response and long-term management of the accident consequences; estimating radiation exposures of affected populations; health effects and population monitoring; other radiological consequences; and communication among plant officials, government officials, and the public and the role of the media.

Nuclear Power and Energy Security (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Samuel Apikyan, David Diamond Nuclear Power and Energy Security (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Samuel Apikyan, David Diamond
R5,775 R4,583 Discovery Miles 45 830 Save R1,192 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The basic logic is very simple. Countries around the globe have a need for more electrical generating capacity because of increases in population and increases in energy use per capita. The needs are constrained by the requirement that the ba- load energy source be economical, secure, and not emit climate-changing gases. Nuclear power fits this description. Therefore, many countries that have not had a nuclear power program (or only had a small program) see a need to develop one in the future. However, the development of a national nuclear energy program is not so simple. The purpose of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Nuclear Power and Energy Security was to contribute to our understanding of how these programs might evolve. The workshop took place 26-29 May 2009 in Yerevan, Armenia. Approximately 50 participants discussed the infrastructure that is needed and some of the reactor options that might be considered. The papers in this book helped define the discussion that took place. The infrastructure that is needed includes a legal framework, a functioning regulator, a plan for waste disposal, a plan for emergency response, etc. These needs were explained and just as importantly, it was explained what international, bilateral, and regional cooperation is available. Although there were many co- tries represented, the Armenian experience was of particular interest because of where the meeting was located. The papers on reactor options covered both innovative and evolutionary designs.

Safety of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities (Spanish, Paperback): Iaea Safety of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities (Spanish, Paperback)
Iaea
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This publication covers the broad scope of requirements for fuel cycle facilities that, in light of the experience and present state of technology, must be satisfied to ensure safety for the lifetime of the facility. Topics of specific relevance include aspects of nuclear fuel generation, storage, reprocessing and disposal.

New Techniques for the Detection of Nuclear and Radioactive Agents (Paperback, 2009 ed.): Gul Asiye Aycik New Techniques for the Detection of Nuclear and Radioactive Agents (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Gul Asiye Aycik
R3,291 R2,643 Discovery Miles 26 430 Save R648 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nuclear and radioactive agents are considerable concerns especially after the early 1990s and more attention has been focused on the radiation detection technologies. This book comprises the selected presentations of NATO Advanced Training Course held 26-30 May 2008 in Mugla, Turkey. The contributions represent a wide range of documents related to control, monitoring and measurement methods of nuclear / radioactive isotopes and agents for both fundamental and applied works dealing with their use for different purposes. This book presents environmental data from many locations of different countries and also contains the contributions in the detection/monitoring programs of some authors from CIS countries.

The basic goal of this book is to deal with recent developments and applications of environmental monitoring and measurement techniques of environmental radionuclides and nuclear agents as well as the auxiliary techniques. The many recent examples contributed by authors will be useful in monitoring/ measurement studies of radioactive/nuclear agents in the present environment, and can help, not only in carrying out outdoor and laboratory experiments, but also in protection of possible sources of radionuclides and nuclear agents. Especially the contributions of experts and specialists involved in this book assured the highest level of knowledge in the field of techniques for the detection of radioactive and nuclear agents.

International Approaches to Securing Radioactive Sources Against Terrorism (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): W. Duncan Wood, Derek M.... International Approaches to Securing Radioactive Sources Against Terrorism (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
W. Duncan Wood, Derek M. Robinson
R5,741 R4,552 Discovery Miles 45 520 Save R1,189 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As a result of arms control efforts over the past 50 years, nuclear material is subject to strict national controls and tough international treaties. But there are still almost no controls, other than a voluntary International Atomic Energy Agency code of conduct, on the sorts of radiological sources used to make radiological dirty bombs. Radiological sources are used all over the world for a wide range of peaceful purposes, including smoke detectors, medical devices, meteorology, mining and thermoelectric generators. There are at least eight million identified radiological sources worldwide. Their small size, portability and high value make them vulnerable to misuse and theft: the IAEA reported 272 cases of illicit trafficking in sealed radioactive sources between 1993 and 2002.

The IAEA estimates that 110 countries worldwide still fail to impose adequate controls. The time is ripe for an international convention and treaty on the safety and security of radiological sources.

This book covers expert discussions designed to enhance cooperation and assistance between NATO and Partner countries in support of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) efforts to secure radioactive sources against the threat of terrorism and also to support the security agenda at the International Radiation Protection Association Congress in Buenos Aires in 2008.

Peace, Power & Politics - How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free (Paperback, New): Maire Leadbeater Peace, Power & Politics - How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free (Paperback, New)
Maire Leadbeater
R626 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R100 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a story of how ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand's foreign policy and our identity as a nation. The story of peace activism from our pre-recorded history to 1975 was told in Peace People: A history of peace activities in New Zealand (1992) by Elsie Locke. In this new book her daughter Maire Leadbeater takes the story up to the 1990s in an account of the dramatic stories of the colourful and courageous activist campaigns that led the New Zealand government to enact nuclear-free legislation in 1987. Politicians took the credit, but they were responding to a powerful groundswell of public opinion. In this country nuclear disarmament has become part of our communal psyche to a greater extent than in any other western-aligned nation, but when politicians choose pragmatism over principle in foreign policy, peace and justice suffer. Peace activism is an ongoing story.

Nuclear Reactor History & Fuel Cycle Management Proposals (Hardcover, New): Federico E Diaz, Scott J Hayes Nuclear Reactor History & Fuel Cycle Management Proposals (Hardcover, New)
Federico E Diaz, Scott J Hayes
R2,776 Discovery Miles 27 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A major concern about the global expansion of nuclear power is the potential spread of nuclear fuel cycle technology (particularly uranium enrichment and spent fuel processing) that could be used for nuclear weapons. Despite 30 years of effort to limit access to uranium enrichment, several undeterred states pursued clandestine nuclear programs, the A.Q. Khan black market network's sales to Iran and North Korea representing the most egregious examples. However, concern over the spread of enrichment and reprocessing technologies may be offset by support for nuclear power as a cleaner and more secure alternative to fossil fuels. This book explores the history of reactor and fuel cycle technologies development with a focus on the policy implications of expanding global access to nuclear power and U.S. uranium reserve estimates.

International Seminar On Nuclear War And Planetary Emergencies - 45th Session: The Role Of Science In The Third Millennium... International Seminar On Nuclear War And Planetary Emergencies - 45th Session: The Role Of Science In The Third Millennium (Hardcover)
Richard C. Ragaini
R3,722 R3,448 Discovery Miles 34 480 Save R274 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Proceedings of the 45th Session of the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies held in Erice, Sicily. This Seminar has again gathered, in 2012, over one hundred scientists from 43 countries in an interdisciplinary effort that has been going on for the last 31 years, to examine and analyze planetary problems which had been followed up, all year long, by the World Federation of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panels.

Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): Jon-Borre Orbaek, Roland Kallenborn,... Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
Jon-Borre Orbaek, Roland Kallenborn, Ingunn Tombre, Else N. Hegseth, Stig Falk-Petersen, …
R5,002 R3,979 Discovery Miles 39 790 Save R1,023 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for the marine and terrestrial food chains. This uniquely multidisciplinary book presents the various aspects of contemporary environmental changes in Arctic and Alpine Regions.

Knowledge Management for Nuclear Research and Development Organizations (Paperback): Iaea Knowledge Management for Nuclear Research and Development Organizations (Paperback)
Iaea
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This publication elaborates on the role of nuclear knowledge management in a research and development (R&D) context, and on the importance of facilitating innovation and future development of nuclear technologies for nuclear power, its associated fuel cycles, and nuclear applications in medicine, industry and agriculture. It highlights aspects such as transferring and preserving knowledge, exchanging information, establishing and supporting cooperative networks, and training the next generation of nuclear experts. It concludes with basic concepts, trends and key drivers for nuclear knowledge management for R&D project managers and other workers from nuclear R&D organizations.

Human and Organizational Factors in Nuclear Safety - The French Approach to Safety Assessments (Hardcover, New): Gregory Rolina Human and Organizational Factors in Nuclear Safety - The French Approach to Safety Assessments (Hardcover, New)
Gregory Rolina
R4,302 Discovery Miles 43 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book discusses the specifics of safety regulations regarding nuclear risk and how experts contribute to the safety of nuclear installations. Drawing on research conducted in collaboration with the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), the ideas that are put forward rely on a review of the practices of specialists in human and organizational factors concerning nuclear safety. The author shows that the French approach depends on maintaining a technical dialogue between the regulatory authority (ASN), IRSN and nuclear operators. This method of risk management is known as "French cooking" in the Anglo-Saxon world, where a more formal regulatory approach is taken. This technical dialogue does however hold certain benefits, particularly in the field of human and organizational factors, where it allows an advancement of the state of knowledge, which remains incomplete. After the Fukushima accident, in the face of an ongoing European and global re-evaluation of the safety of nuclear power and alignment towards the Anglo-Saxon standard, the French cooking approach may yet be able to make a significant contribution. This work will be of interest to all involved in nuclear power engineering and in the field of risk management and nuclear safety. Includes a preface by Jacques Repussard, Director General, IRSN, France, and a postface by Erik Hollnagel, Professor, Institute of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark / Chief Consultant, Centre for Quality, Region of Southern Denmark.

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