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Tropospheric Ozone and its Impacts on Crop Plants - A Threat to Future Global Food Security (Paperback, Softcover reprint of... Tropospheric Ozone and its Impacts on Crop Plants - A Threat to Future Global Food Security (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Supriya Tiwari, Madhoolika Agrawal
R2,091 Discovery Miles 20 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The research and its outcomes presented here focuses on tropospheric or ground level ozone, in particular due to its surfacing as a major threat to crop productivity around the world. This book presents the ozone concentration data for a variety of geographical regions, examines the factors responsible for its increasing concentrations and its potential effects on physiological and biochemical responses culminating in crop productivity losses which, in turn may pose a serious threat to global food security. Beside this, certain ameliorative measures that could be adopted to assess ozone injury in plants are also discussed. Global climate change scenarios predict a significant increase in future tropospheric ozone concentration. Particular attention is therefore given to evaluate the effect of global climate change on ozone concentrations. Readers will also discover how yield losses due to ozone are related to changes in the socio-economic conditions of the society, especially in South Asian regions. Students and researchers studying crop and soil science, environmental scientists, risk assessment professionals and policy makers will find this book of interest.

Environmental Monitoring at a Former Uranium Milling Site - Pollution by Radionuclides at Tailing Ponds of Koshkar-Ata,... Environmental Monitoring at a Former Uranium Milling Site - Pollution by Radionuclides at Tailing Ponds of Koshkar-Ata, Kazakhstan (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019)
Kairat Kuterbekov
R2,939 Discovery Miles 29 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a comprehensive study of the environmental situation prevailing in the areas located near the Koshkar-Ata (Kazakhstan) tailings dump and the development of rehabilitation measures taking into account the area's soil and climatic features. Given their impact on the local population's health, rehabilitation activities and their monitoring are vital for countries where nuclear power technologies are developed and where uranium mining industry wastes exist. Book analyzes the negative influences of the tailings on soil and vegetation cover on near-ground atmospheric layers and groundwater. Based on radiometric, field and laboratory analytical research methods, it presents quantitative information on the levels of pollution of the environment by radionuclides and chemical toxicants, and includes the results of constant monitoring of dust from radioactive and toxic wastes in the area. The book also offers recommendations for technical solutions for reclaiming radioactive tailing ponds, as well as for the development of disposal sites for radioactive waste in the tailing ponds, based on effective rehabilitation technologies developed at two control sites. The study attracted considerable interest from the Republic of Kazakhstan's state authorities and public organizations, and raised awareness of the need for rehabilitation measures at the KOSHKAR-ATA tailing pond. The monograph is intended for specialists in the field of environmental protection and radiation ecology, as well as senior undergraduate and graduate students, doctoral students and young scientists. This publication is recommended by the Academic Council of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

Remediation Measures for Radioactively Contaminated Areas (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019):... Remediation Measures for Radioactively Contaminated Areas (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019)
Dharmendra K. Gupta, Anna Voronina
R3,356 Discovery Miles 33 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers extensive and comprehensive knowledge to the researchers and academicians who are working on decontamination of radioactively contaminated areas. Remediation strategies for contaminated sites are provided. Readers who will find this book useful include professionals specializing in radioecology, safe disposal of radioactive waste, as well as decontamination, remediation legacies and impact of radioactive waste material on the environment. The chapters give a broad overview and reviews of a number of original publications on remediation strategies that were explored after the Chernobyl and Fukushima Nuclear Power plant accidents. Useful case studies are provided that explore the latest technological developments and future trends for affected area decontamination.

Development of a National Nuclear Forensics Library - A System for the Identification of Nuclear or Other Radioactive Material... Development of a National Nuclear Forensics Library - A System for the Identification of Nuclear or Other Radioactive Material out of Regulatory Control (Paperback)
Iaea
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This publication provides the rationale for the development of a national nuclear forensics library and addresses how a State may use such a national system in investigations of nuclear and other radioactive material out of regulatory control. Nuclear forensics is the examination of nuclear or other radioactive material, or of evidence that is contaminated with radionuclides, in the context of legal proceedings under international or national law related to nuclear security. The analysis of nuclear or other radioactive material seeks to identify what the materials are, how, when and where the materials were made, and what their intended uses were. Important when conducting a nuclear forensics examination is the ability of States to identify nuclear and other radioactive material within the State and determine whether those materials are consistent with domestic holdings. As a system for the identification of nuclear or other radioactive material, a national nuclear forensics library can facilitate interpretation of findings and assist States in this determination. This publication seeks to assist States that choose to develop such a library tailored to their individual circumstances, national legal requirements, and security needs.

Enhancing CBRNE Safety & Security: Proceedings of the SICC 2017 Conference - Science as the first countermeasure for CBRNE and... Enhancing CBRNE Safety & Security: Proceedings of the SICC 2017 Conference - Science as the first countermeasure for CBRNE and Cyber threats (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Andrea Malizia, Marco D'Arienzo
R3,576 Discovery Miles 35 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the proceedings of SICC 2017, a conference devoted to promoting the dissemination of the different methodologies, techniques, theories, strategies, technologies and best practices on the prevention and mitigation of CBRNE risks. As the first scientific international conference on safety & security issues in the CBRNE field, SICC 2017 attracted contributions resulting from fruitful inter-professional collaborations between university and military experts, specialized operators, decision makers and the industry. As such, these proceedings are primarily intended for academics and professionals from public, private and military entities. It is the first trans-disciplinary collection of scientific papers from the numerous fields related to CBRNE.

Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (Spanish, Paperback): Iaea Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (Spanish, Paperback)
Iaea
R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This publication, jointly sponsored by the FAO, IAEA, ICAO, ILO, IMO, INTERPOL, OECD/NEA, PAHO, CTBTO, UNEP, OCHA, WHO and WMO, is the new edition establishing the requirements for preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency which takes into account the latest experience and developments in the area. It supersedes the previous edition of the Safety Requirements for emergency preparedness and response, Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2, which was published in 2002. This publication establishes the requirements for ensuring an adequate level of preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency, irrespective of its cause. These Safety Requirements are intended to be used by governments, emergency response organizations, other authorities at the local, regional and national levels, operating organizations and the regulatory body as well as by relevant international organizations at the international level.

Dissimilar Metal Weld Inspection, Monitoring and Repair Approaches (Paperback): Iaea Dissimilar Metal Weld Inspection, Monitoring and Repair Approaches (Paperback)
Iaea
R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Out of stock

This publication outlines the main aspects and issues to be considered when developing and improving dissimilar metal weld inspections in nuclear power plants. It presents good practices and lessons learned and provides guidance to inspection organizations and their managers, operating staff and to the local suppliers who provide inspection services for utilities, as well as some practical case studies. The publication discusses requirements for an in-service inspection programme, different inspection techniques and methods, inspection qualification and evaluation of its results and challenges for ultrasonic inspection of dissimilar metal welds. The inspection programme and its requirements are based on the safety classification or safety significance of the component. An important aspect of this publication is the discussion of dissimilar metal welds repair- and replacement techniques and how to mitigate or remove cracks and corrosion that might have an impact on the safety margins.

Deployment Indicators for Small Modular Reactors - Methodology, Analysis of Key Factors and Case Studies (Paperback): Iaea Deployment Indicators for Small Modular Reactors - Methodology, Analysis of Key Factors and Case Studies (Paperback)
Iaea
R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Out of stock

This publication provides IAEA Member States with a methodology to evaluate the potential for deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in a national energy portfolio. It elaborates the specific attributes of SMRs and evaluates their deployment potential from the viewpoints of energy demand, finance and economics, infrastructure, climate change and energy security in an energy portfolio. Case studies are used to illustrate the types of conditions that are potentially favourable for SMRs and Member States can further adapt the process to country-specific needs.

Endlagerung Aller Arten Von Radioaktiven Abfallen Und Ruckstanden - Langzeitstabile, Langzeitsichere Verwahrung in... Endlagerung Aller Arten Von Radioaktiven Abfallen Und Ruckstanden - Langzeitstabile, Langzeitsichere Verwahrung in Geotechnischen Umweltbauwerken - Sachstand, Diskussion Und Ausblick (German, Hardcover, 1. Aufl. 2018 ed.)
Michael Lersow
R1,805 R1,670 Discovery Miles 16 700 Save R135 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dieses Buch stellt alle Arten radioaktiver Abfalle und Ruckstande gemass der Klassifikation der IAEA vor, wie z.B. hochradioaktive Abfalle, Ruckstande aus der Uranerzaufbereitung der SDAG Wismut, die Abfalle der Asse etc. Mit radiotoxischem Material assoziieren die meisten Menschen Gefahr fur sich und die Umwelt, welche Abwehrmassnahmen konkret getroffen werden wissen sie aber nicht. So wurden Multi-Barrieren- Endlagersysteme entwickelt, welche die eingelagerten Radionuklide zuruckhalten und/oder Wegsamkeiten minimieren, so dass eine Ausbreitung in die Biosphare massiv erschwert wird und auftretende Expositionen in den Zulassigkeitsgrenzen bleiben. Inventarangaben und ein Radiotoxizitatsindex im Buch erlauben dem Leser die Langzeitsicherheit nationaler und internationaler Endlagerbauwerke abzuschatzen und die jeweiligen Gefahrenlagen und die daraus resultierende technische und soziale Umweltuberwachung nachzuvollziehen. Wie ist ein Langzeitsicherheitsnachweis aufgebaut, welchen Einfluss hat der Nachweiszeitraum. Nachfolgende Generationen mussen Gefahrenzustande aus bestehenden Endlagerbauwerken abwehren koennen. Auf welche Erfahrungen und Ergebnisse der heutigen Generation dabei zuruckgegriffen werden kann, ist in diesem Buch dargelegt.

Applications of Radiation Chemistry in the Fields of Industry, Biotechnology and Environment (Paperback, Softcover reprint of... Applications of Radiation Chemistry in the Fields of Industry, Biotechnology and Environment (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Margherita Venturi, Mila D'angelantonio
R6,151 Discovery Miles 61 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The series Topics in Current Chemistry Collections presents critical reviews from the journal Topics in Current Chemistry organized in topical volumes. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience. Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field.

Nuclear Power Plants: Innovative Technologies for Instrumentation and Control Systems - International Symposium on Software... Nuclear Power Plants: Innovative Technologies for Instrumentation and Control Systems - International Symposium on Software Reliability, Industrial Safety, Cyber Security and Physical Protection of Nuclear Power Plant (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Yang Xu
R4,833 Discovery Miles 48 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

These proceedings present the latest information on software reliability, industrial safety, cyber security, physical protection, testing and verification for nuclear power plants. The papers were selected from more than 80 submissions and presented at the First International Symposium on Software Reliability, Industrial Safety, Cyber Security and Physical Protection for Nuclear Power Plants, held in Yinchuan, China on May 30 - June 1, 2016. The primary aim of this symposium was to provide a platform to facilitate the discussion for comprehension, application and management of digital instrumentation, control systems and technologies in nuclear power plants. The book reflects not only the state of the art and latest trends in nuclear instrumentation and control system technologies, but also China's increasing influence in this area. It is a valuable resource for both practitioners and academics working in the field of nuclear instrumentation, control systems and other safety-critical systems, as well as nuclear power plant managers, public officials and regulatory authorities.

Radiation Safety - Management and Programs (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017): Haydee Domenech Radiation Safety - Management and Programs (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Haydee Domenech
R2,947 Discovery Miles 29 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses important fundamentals of radiation safety with specific details on dose units, calculations, measuring, and biological effects of ionizing radiation. The author covers different exposure situations and their requirements, and relevant legislation and regulations governing radiation safety. The book also examines radioactive waste management, the transport of radioactive materials, emergency planning and preparedness and various examples of radiation protection programs for industrial, medical, and academic applications.

Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation - sixty-third session (27 June - 1 July... Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation - sixty-third session (27 June - 1 July 2016) (Paperback)
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, United Nations General Assembly
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the annual report submitted to the General Assembly by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation on its sixty-third session (27 June-1 July 2016)

Nuclear Power Plants: Innovative Technologies for Instrumentation and Control Systems - International Symposium on Software... Nuclear Power Plants: Innovative Technologies for Instrumentation and Control Systems - International Symposium on Software Reliability, Industrial Safety, Cyber Security and Physical Protection of Nuclear Power Plant (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Yang Xu
R4,926 Discovery Miles 49 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

These proceedings present the latest information on software reliability, industrial safety, cyber security, physical protection, testing and verification for nuclear power plants. The papers were selected from more than 80 submissions and presented at the First International Symposium on Software Reliability, Industrial Safety, Cyber Security and Physical Protection for Nuclear Power Plants, held in Yinchuan, China on May 30 - June 1, 2016. The primary aim of this symposium was to provide a platform to facilitate the discussion for comprehension, application and management of digital instrumentation, control systems and technologies in nuclear power plants. The book reflects not only the state of the art and latest trends in nuclear instrumentation and control system technologies, but also China's increasing influence in this area. It is a valuable resource for both practitioners and academics working in the field of nuclear instrumentation, control systems and other safety-critical systems, as well as nuclear power plant managers, public officials and regulatory authorities.

Proceedings of The 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference - Volume 3 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Hong Jiang Proceedings of The 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference - Volume 3 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Hong Jiang
R7,302 Discovery Miles 73 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the third in a series of three proceedings of the 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (PBNC). This volume covers the topics of Power Reactor and New Buildings, Waste Management, Acquiring Medical and Biological Benefits and Student program. As one in the most important and influential conference series of nuclear science and technology, the 20th PBNC was held in Beijing and the theme of this meeting was "Nuclear: Powering the Development of the Pacific Basin and the World". It brought together outstanding nuclear scientist and technical experts, senior industry executives, senior government officials and international energy organization leaders from all across the world. The book serves as a useful reference not only for the professionals and public to know more about nuclear industry, but also for policymakers to adjust or make energy strategies.

Proceedings of The 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference - Volume 1 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Hong Jiang Proceedings of The 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference - Volume 1 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Hong Jiang
R5,893 Discovery Miles 58 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the first in a series of three proceedings of the 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (PBNC). This volume covers the topics of Safety and Security, Public Acceptance and Nuclear Education, as well as Economics and Reducing Cost. As one in the most important and influential conference series of nuclear science and technology, the 20th PBNC was held in Beijing and the theme of this meeting was "Nuclear: Powering the Development of the Pacific Basin and the World". It brought together outstanding nuclear scientist and technical experts, senior industry executives, senior government officials and international energy organization leaders from all across the world. The book is not only a good summary of the new developments in the field, but also a useful guideline for the researchers, engineers and graduate students.

Nuclear Reactions - Documenting American Encounters with Nuclear Energy (Paperback): James W. Feldman Nuclear Reactions - Documenting American Encounters with Nuclear Energy (Paperback)
James W. Feldman; Foreword by Paul S. Sutter
R527 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R74 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nuclear Reactions explores the nuclear consensus that emerged in post-World War II America, characterized by widespread support for a diplomatic and military strategy based on nuclear weapons and a vision of economic growth that welcomed nuclear energy both for the generation of electricity and for other peaceful and industrial uses. Unease about the environmental consequences of nuclear energy and weapons development became apparent by the early 1960s and led to the first challenges to that consensus. The documents in this collection address issues such as the arms race, "mutually assured destruction," the emergence of ecosystems ecology and the environmental movement, nuclear protests, and climate change. They raise questions about how nuclear energy shaped-and continues to shape-the contours of postwar American life. These questions provide a useful lens through which to understand the social, economic, and environmental tradeoffs embedded within American choices about the use and management of nuclear energy.

Atomic Thunder - The Maralinga Story (Paperback): Elizabeth Tynan Atomic Thunder - The Maralinga Story (Paperback)
Elizabeth Tynan
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over them - and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the devastating consequences of that decision. After earlier tests at Monte Bello and Emu Field, in 1956 Australia dutifully provided 3200 square kilometres of South Australian desert to the British Government, along with logistics and personnel. How could a democracy such as Australia host another country's nuclear program in the midst of the Cold War? In this meticulously researched and shocking work, journalist and academic Elizabeth Tynan reveals how Australia allowed itself to be duped. Maralinga was born in secret atomic business, and has continued to be shrouded in mystery decades after the atomic thunder stopped rolling across the South Australian test site. This book is the most comprehensive account of the whole saga, from the time that the explosive potential of splitting uranium atoms was discovered, to the uncovering of the extensive secrecy around the British tests in Australia many years after the British had departed, leaving an unholy mess behind. 'Just as witnesses to our A-bomb tests turned their backs on the blasts, Australia turned its back on the memory of one of the most diabolical times in our history. Compulsive reading? Make that compulsory. This is a brilliant book.' - Phillip Adams

The Legacy of Nuclear Power (Paperback): Andrew Blowers The Legacy of Nuclear Power (Paperback)
Andrew Blowers
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nuclear energy leaves behind an infinitely dangerous legacy of radioactive wastes in places that are remote and polluted landscapes of risk. Four of these places - Hanford (USA) where the plutonium for the first atomic bombs was made, Sellafield, where the UK's nuclear legacy is concentrated and controversial, La Hague the heart of the French nuclear industry, and Gorleben, the focal point of nuclear resistance in Germany - provide the narratives for this unique account of the legacy of nuclear power. The Legacy of Nuclear Power takes a historical and geographical perspective going back to the origins of these places and the ever changing relationship between local communities and the nuclear industry. The case studies are based on a variety of academic and policy sources and on conversations with a vast array of people over many years. Each story is mediated through an original theoretical framework focused on the concept of 'peripheral communities' developing through changing discourses of nuclear energy. This interdisciplinary book brings together social, political and ethical themes to produce a work that tells not just a story but also provides profound insights into how the nuclear legacy should be managed in the future. The book is designed to be enjoyed by academics, policy-makers and professionals interested in energy, environmental planning and politics and by a wider group of stakeholders and the public concerned about our nuclear legacy.

Radiation Exposure and Image Quality in X-Ray Diagnostic Radiology - Physical Principles and Clinical Applications (Paperback,... Radiation Exposure and Image Quality in X-Ray Diagnostic Radiology - Physical Principles and Clinical Applications (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2012)
Horst Aichinger, Joachim Dierker, Sigrid Joite-Barfuss, Manfred Sabel
R2,661 Discovery Miles 26 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This completely updated second edition of Radiation Exposure and Image Quality in X-ray Diagnostic Radiology provides the reader with detailed guidance on the optimization of radiological imaging. The basic physical principles of diagnostic radiology are first presented in detail, and their application to clinical problems is then carefully explored. The final section is a supplement containing tables of data and graphical depictions of X-ray spectra, interaction coefficients, characteristics of X-ray beams, and other aspects relevant to patient dose calculations. In addition, a complementary CD-ROM contains a user-friendly Excel file database covering these aspects that can be used in the reader's own programs. This book will be an invaluable aid to medical physicists when performing calculations relating to patient dose and image quality, and will also prove useful for diagnostic radiologists and engineers.

Design Safety Considerations for Water Cooled Small Modular Reactors Incorporating Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Daiichi... Design Safety Considerations for Water Cooled Small Modular Reactors Incorporating Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident (Paperback)
Iaea
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This publication presents technology developers and users with common considerations, approaches and measures for enhancing the defence in depth and operability of water cooled small modular reactor (SMR) design concepts to cope with extreme natural hazards. Indicative requirements to prevent an accident such as the Fukushima Daiichi accident from recurring are also provided for States planning to adopt water cooled SMR designs and technologies. This publication was produced within the framework of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, specifically under item 12 on effectively utilizing research and development.

Harvesting the Biosphere - What We Have Taken from Nature (Paperback): Vaclav Smil Harvesting the Biosphere - What We Have Taken from Nature (Paperback)
Vaclav Smil
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere's stores of living matter, from prehistoric hunting to modern energy production. The biosphere-the Earth's thin layer of life-dates from nearly four billion years ago, when the first simple organisms appeared. Many species have exerted enormous influence on the biosphere's character and productivity, but none has transformed the Earth in so many ways and on such a scale as Homo sapiens. In Harvesting the Biosphere, Vaclav Smil offers an interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere's stores of living matter, from prehistory to the present day. Smil examines all harvests-from prehistoric man's hunting of megafauna to modern crop production-and all uses of harvested biomass, including energy, food, and raw materials. Without harvesting of the biomass, Smil points out, there would be no story of human evolution and advancing civilization; but at the same time, the increasing extent and intensity of present-day biomass harvests are changing the very foundations of civilization's well-being. In his detailed and comprehensive account, Smil presents the best possible quantifications of past and current global losses in order to assess the evolution and extent of biomass harvests. Drawing on the latest work in disciplines ranging from anthropology to environmental science, Smil offers a valuable long-term, planet-wide perspective on human-caused environmental change.

Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization? (Paperback): Nadesan/Boys/McKillop/Wilcox (Editors) Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization? (Paperback)
Nadesan/Boys/McKillop/Wilcox (Editors)
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Fukushima nuclear power plant explosions and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings are intimately connected events, bound together across time by a nuclear will to power that holds little regard for life. In Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization? contributors document and explore diverse dispossession effects stemming from this nuclear will to power, including market distortions, radiation damage to personal property, wrecked livelihoods, and transgenerational mutations potentially eroding human health and happiness. Liberal democratic capitalism is itself disclosed as vulnerable to the corrupting influences of the nuclear will to power. Contributors contend that denuclearization stands as the only viable path forward capable of freeing humans from the catastrophic risks engineered into global nuclear networks. They conclude that the choice of dispossession or denuclearization through the pursuit of alternative technologies will determine human survival across the twenty-first century.

Why We Need Nuclear Power - The Environmental Case (Hardcover): Michael H. Fox Why We Need Nuclear Power - The Environmental Case (Hardcover)
Michael H. Fox
R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The issue of nuclear power has become a polarizing one, especially in light of the increasing need for sustainable energy sources, and events like the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan. The public has been largely wary and even fearful of a reliance on nuclear power, pointing to the reactor meltdown in Chernobyl or the Three-Mile Island accident as evidence that nuclear power is an unfeasible and dangerous source of energy. However, with these fears come misconceptions about the science behind nuclear power, and many arguments made against it lack the scientific grounding needed to contribute to the debate. At the same time, clean-energy sources like wind and solar have failed to prove that they can be used on a large enough scale to be relied upon. In Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case, experienced radiation biologist Michael H. Fox replaces the misconceptions about nuclear power with real science, and argues that it may be the best source of energy both for large-scale use and slowing the effects of global warming. Fox relies on thirty-five years of experience studying the biological effects of radiation to explore the issues surrounding nuclear power, addressing which of the public's concerns on the issue are valid, and which are unsupported by science. He shows that nuclear power has crucial strategic importance in reducing the large amounts of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels. This is the first book to lay out clearly what we know about the biological effects of radiation, and what science we use to know it. Why We Need Nuclear Power is a critical resource for anyone looking to understand the facts of the nuclear power issue, and what role nuclear power could play in reducing the environmental impact of the world's energy consumption.

Nuclear Energy in India's Energy Security Matrix - An Appraisal (Hardcover): Ajay Kumar Chaturvedi Nuclear Energy in India's Energy Security Matrix - An Appraisal (Hardcover)
Ajay Kumar Chaturvedi
R1,182 Discovery Miles 11 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Energy is essential for the economic growth of a nation. Its absence or deficiency makes a nation highly vulnerable to international arms twisting as well as internal disturbances. As such, it is an important element in a nation's security matrix. India which is in the lower half of the countries as far as the energy consumption per capita is concerned. One of major reasons is the gap between the demand and the capacity of the country to supply the energy from indigenous sources. One of the important sources that hold promise in Indian context is the nuclear energy as it is clean and the resource; thorium to produce power through this route is available indigenously. However despite a well developed plan for energy conversion in place, using indigenous resources for over half a century, it is still considered only promising. Relevant questions in this regard are; whether perceived promise is realizable? If so, in what time frame and at what cost? Will it be safe keeping in view its capacity to cause wide spread devastation? Is there a need to seek technical collaboration with other countries or will it be better to go indigenous route only? How do we tackle the widening demand- supply gap during the interim? And finally is there a case for a review for the existing decision loop/energy management system? An attempt has been made in this book to address these issues. It is also expected that the concept advocated in this book for achieving energy security for India by 2030 will initiate a wider debate on the subject.

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