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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Nuclear issues

Faslane 365 - A Year of Anti-nuclear Blockades (Paperback): Angie Zelter Faslane 365 - A Year of Anti-nuclear Blockades (Paperback)
Angie Zelter
R354 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R56 (16%) Out of stock

Faslane naval base, just 30 miles outside Glasgow, holds Britain's entire nuclear arsenal. Despite continued protest in 2006/2007, while Scotland voted against Trident, Westminster voted to re-commission the nuclear submarines. With political disempowerment keenly felt after the war in Iraq, political activist Angie Zelter formed an ambitious plan, Faslane 365 was an attempt by protesters to blockade Faslane every day for a year. This book not only takes you behind the scenes of this remarkable display of non-violent civil resistance but also garners opinions from contributors on all aspects of nuclear disarmament and protest. From the history of Trident and investigations of international law to police involvement and living conditions Faslane 365 will provide a unique inside view of campaigning on this vital issue.

Decommissioning of Facilities (French Edition) - General Safety Requirements, Part 6 (French, Paperback): Iaea Decommissioning of Facilities (French Edition) - General Safety Requirements, Part 6 (French, Paperback)
Iaea
R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Out of stock

Decommissioning is the last step in the lifetime management of a facility. It must also be considered during the design, construction, commissioning and operation of facilities. This publication establishes requirements for the safe decommissioning of a broad range of facilities: nuclear power plants, research reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, facilities for processing naturally occurring radioactive material, former military sites, and relevant medical, industrial and research facilities. It addresses all the aspects of decommissioning that are required to ensure safety, aspects such as roles and responsibilities, strategy and planning for decommissioning, conduct of decommissioning actions and termination of the authorization for decommissioning. It is intended for use by those involved in policy development, regulatory control and implementation of decommissioning.

Self-Assessment of Nuclear Security Culture in Facilities and Activities - Technical Guidance (French, Paperback): Iaea Self-Assessment of Nuclear Security Culture in Facilities and Activities - Technical Guidance (French, Paperback)
Iaea
R1,516 Discovery Miles 15 160 Out of stock

The IAEA has developed a comprehensive methodology for evaluating nuclear security culture. When implemented by a State, this methodology will help to make nuclear security culture sustainable. It will also promote cooperation and the sharing of good practices related to nuclear security culture. This publication is the first guidance for assessing nuclear security culture and analysing its strengths and weaknesses within a facility or activity, or an organization. It reflects, within the context of assessment, the nuclear security culture model, principles and criteria set out in the Implementing Guide, IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 7. This guidance will be useful for organizations and operating facilities in conducting the self-assessment of nuclear security culture by providing practical methods and tools. It will also help regulatory bodies and other competent authorities to understand the self-assessment methodology used by operators, encourage operators to start the self-assessment process or, if appropriate, conduct independent assessments of nuclear security culture.

Safety of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities (Spanish Edition) - Specific Safety Requirements (Spanish, Paperback): Iaea Safety of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities (Spanish Edition) - Specific Safety Requirements (Spanish, Paperback)
Iaea
R1,332 Discovery Miles 13 320 Out of stock

This Safety Requirements publication establishes a basis for safety and for safety assessment at all stages in the lifetime of nuclear fuel cycle facilities. A broad scope of requirements is established for site evaluation, design, construction, commissioning, operation and preparation for decommissioning that must be satisfied to ensure safety. These requirements apply to facilities for conversion, enrichment, nuclear fuel production, storage of fresh and spent fuels, reprocessing, preparation for disposal and associated research and development facilities.

Periodic Safety Review for Nuclear Power Plants (Spanish Edition) - Specific Safety Guide (Spanish, Paperback): Iaea Periodic Safety Review for Nuclear Power Plants (Spanish Edition) - Specific Safety Guide (Spanish, Paperback)
Iaea
R1,031 Discovery Miles 10 310 Out of stock

This Safety Guide provides recommendations and guidance on conducting periodic safety review (PSR) of an existing nuclear power plant. PSR is a comprehensive safety review of all important aspects of safety, carried out at regular intervals, typically every ten years. In addition, PSR may be used in support of the decision making process for licence renewal or long term operation, or for restart of a nuclear power plant following a prolonged shutdown. The review process described in this Safety Guide is valid for nuclear power plants of any age and may have a wider applicability, for example to research reactors and radioactive waste management facilities, by means of a graded approach. Although PSR may not be an appropriate means for identifying safety issues in the decommissioning phase, the documentation resulting from PSR of an operating nuclear power plant will be an important input when planning decommissioning.

Security of Radioactive Sources - Implementing Guide (Spanish, Paperback): Iaea Security of Radioactive Sources - Implementing Guide (Spanish, Paperback)
Iaea
R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Out of stock

There are concerns that terrorist or criminal groups could gain access to high activity radioactive sources and use these sources maliciously. The IAEA is working with Member States to increase control, accounting and security of radioactive sources to prevent their malicious use and the associated potential consequences. Based on extensive input from technical and legal experts, this Implementing Guide sets forth guidance on the security of sources and will serve as a useful tool for legislators and regulators, physical protection specialists, and facility and transport operators, as well as for law enforcement officers.

Use of Nuclear Material Accounting and Control for Nuclear Security Purposes at Facilities (Spanish Edition) - Implementing... Use of Nuclear Material Accounting and Control for Nuclear Security Purposes at Facilities (Spanish Edition) - Implementing Guide (Spanish, Paperback)
Iaea
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Out of stock

Nuclear material accounting and control (NMAC) measures are designed to protect nuclear facilities and nuclear material from adversaries such as non-State actors both inside and outside the nuclear facility. This publication focuses on measures to prevent and mitigate the risk posed by insider threats. It describes elements of a programme that can be implemented at a nuclear facility in coordination with other systems existing at the facility level, such as operations, measurements and physical protection, for the purpose of deterring and detecting unauthorized removal of nuclear material.

Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations (Russian Edition) - Specific Safety Requirements (Paperback): Iaea Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations (Russian Edition) - Specific Safety Requirements (Paperback)
Iaea
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Out of stock

This Safety Requirements publication takes into account and incorporates developments relating to site evaluation for nuclear installations since the publication of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. NS-R-3 in 2003. It applies IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SF-1, Fundamental Safety Principles. Requirements for site evaluation are intended to contribute to the adequate protection of site personnel and the public and protection of the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation arising from nuclear installations. It is recognized that there are steady advances in technology and scientific knowledge, in nuclear safety and in what is considered adequate protection. Safety requirements evolve with these advances and this publication reflects the present consensus among States.

Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations (Chinese Edition) - Specific Safety Requirements (Paperback): Iaea Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations (Chinese Edition) - Specific Safety Requirements (Paperback)
Iaea
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Out of stock

This Safety Requirements publication takes into account and incorporates developments relating to site evaluation for nuclear installations since the publication of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. NS-R-3 in 2003. It applies IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SF-1, Fundamental Safety Principles. Requirements for site evaluation are intended to contribute to the adequate protection of site personnel and the public and protection of the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation arising from nuclear installations. It is recognized that there are steady advances in technology and scientific knowledge, in nuclear safety and in what is considered adequate protection. Safety requirements evolve with these advances and this publication reflects the present consensus among States.

Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations (Arabic Edition) - Specific Safety Requirements (Paperback): Iaea Site Evaluation for Nuclear Installations (Arabic Edition) - Specific Safety Requirements (Paperback)
Iaea
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Out of stock

This Safety Requirements publication takes into account and incorporates developments relating to site evaluation for nuclear installations since the publication of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. NS-R-3 in 2003. It applies IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SF-1, Fundamental Safety Principles. Requirements for site evaluation are intended to contribute to the adequate protection of site personnel and the public and protection of the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation arising from nuclear installations. It is recognized that there are steady advances in technology and scientific knowledge, in nuclear safety and in what is considered adequate protection. Safety requirements evolve with these advances and this publication reflects the present consensus among States.

Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power (Arabic Edition) (Paperback): Iaea Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power (Arabic Edition) (Paperback)
Iaea
R1,117 Discovery Miles 11 170 Out of stock

The development and implementation of an appropriate infrastructure to support the successful introduction of nuclear power and its safe, secure, peaceful and sustainable application is an issue of central concern, especially for countries that are considering and planning their first nuclear power plant. In preparing the necessary nuclear infrastructure, there are several activities that need to be completed. These activities can be split into three progressive phases of development. This publication provides a description of the conditions expected to be achieved by the end of each phase to assist with the best use of resources. 'Milestones' refer to the conditions necessary to demonstrate that the phase has been successfully completed.

Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures Dose-Response Relationships (Hardcover): Edward J. Calabrese Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures Dose-Response Relationships (Hardcover)
Edward J. Calabrese
R4,400 R3,811 Discovery Miles 38 110 Save R589 (13%) Out of stock

Biological Effects of Low-Level Exposures, more commonly referred to as BELLE, began as a conference in May 1990. Its members are committed to the enhanced understanding of low-dose responses of all types to human exposures to chemical and physical agents, whether of an expected or paradoxical nature.
The focus of BELLE encompasses dose-response relationships to toxic agents, pharmaceuticals, and natural products over wide dosage ranges in both in vitro systems and in vivo systems, including human populations. While BELLE promotes the scientific understanding of low-level effects, its primary goal is the scientific evaluation of existing literature and ways to improve research and assessment methods.

Disarming Doomsday - The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima (Hardcover): Becky Alexis-Martin Disarming Doomsday - The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima (Hardcover)
Becky Alexis-Martin
R2,240 Discovery Miles 22 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

***Winner of the L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize 2020*** ***Shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award 2020*** Since the first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, the history of nuclear warfare has been tangled with the spaces and places of scientific research and weapons testing, armament and disarmament, pacifism and proliferation. Nuclear geography gives us the tools to understand these events, and the extraordinary human cost of nuclear weapons. Disarming Doomsday explores the secret history of nuclear weapons by studying the places they build and tear apart, from Los Alamos to Hiroshima. It looks at the legacy of nuclear imperialism from weapons testing on Christmas Island and across the South Pacific, as well as the lasting harm this has caused to indigenous communities and the soldiers that conducted the tests. For the first time, these complex geographies are tied together. Disarming Doomsday takes us forward, describing how geographers and geotechnology continue to shape nuclear war, and, perhaps, help to prevent it.

Beyond Nuclear Thinking (Paperback): Robert W. Malcolmson Beyond Nuclear Thinking (Paperback)
Robert W. Malcolmson
R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Out of stock

Most of what is written on nuclear weapons concentrates, understandably, on the here and now: the nuclear threat is a central and continuing fact of modern history . But this is intellectually constricting, both for understanding the nuclear age and for making thoughtful political judgments. It is essential to recognize what we have inherited since 1945 and why people have thought about nuclear weapons in the way they have. In Beyond Nuclear Thinking, Robert Malcolmson analyses the development of nuclear weapons and nuclear strategy since 1945, connecting the legacies of the past with the politics of the 1990s. The nuclear nation states still consider it legitimate to use the threat of nuclear weapons to achieve their own ends. Malcolmson explains why the doctrine of "deterrence" became so central to the political idea of security and reveals the confused nature of recent approaches to the pursuit of international security. Beyond Nuclear Thinking presents a non-technical and broadly based interpretation of important aspects of life and thought in the nuclear age.

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (Hardcover): Rona Arato Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (Hardcover)
Rona Arato
R594 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R49 (8%) Out of stock
Nuclear Proliferation and the Legality of Nuclear Weapons (Paperback, New): William M. Evan, Ved P. Nanda Nuclear Proliferation and the Legality of Nuclear Weapons (Paperback, New)
William M. Evan, Ved P. Nanda
R1,761 Discovery Miles 17 610 Out of stock

This work presents a set of penetrating essays by distinguished legal and international security scholars who study the strengths and weaknesses of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the widespread assumption of the legality of nuclear weapons. Evan and Nanda's book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the 25th year review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In a critical analysis, these essays investigate the prevalent assumption held by political leaders concerning the legality of nuclear weapons. This book supports the World Court Project, which was founded in the interest of applying international law to protect humanity from the threat posed by nuclear weapons. In such subject matter, no other work compares to Nuclear Proliferation and the Legality of Nuclear Weapons. Clearly, Evan and Nanda have edited a work that will be of utmost interest to students enrolled in courses on international law, international relations and international security; specialists in international law, or national security; diplomats, and members of missions to the United Nations.

Radiation, Risk and Ethics, Volume 20 (Hardcover): Deborah Oughton Radiation, Risk and Ethics, Volume 20 (Hardcover)
Deborah Oughton; Series edited by M. Baxter
R2,422 Discovery Miles 24 220 Out of stock

This book provides a theoretical and philosophical evaluation of why ethics matters for radiation protection, considering ethical questions such as harm, acceptability of risks, intention and the burden of proof. This includes a comprehensive introduciton to ethical theory, a discussion of the morally relevant aspects of actions linked to radiation exposure and an evaluation of radiation protection principles (including the latest ICRP recommendations) against ethical theory. A central thesis of the book is that ethics can be a tool to help improve the assessment and management of risks, illustrating the interaction between science, policy and values, and offering practical advice on risk evaluation for scientists, authorities and regulators.
* showing why the size of the dose is not the only thing that matters when judging acceptability of radiation risks

Japan's Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid - Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global... Japan's Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid - Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry (Paperback)
Noriko Hikosaka Behling, Thomas G. Behling, Mark C. Williams, Shunsuke Managi
R4,009 Discovery Miles 40 090 Out of stock

Japan's Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture.

The Renewal of Nuclear Power in Finland (Hardcover): M Kojo, T Litmanen The Renewal of Nuclear Power in Finland (Hardcover)
M Kojo, T Litmanen
R3,213 Discovery Miles 32 130 Out of stock

In 2002 Finnish Parliament decided to permit further construction of nuclear power after decades of long societal struggle. This book analyzes the major phases of the decision-making process. It is an excellent guide to understanding energy and climate policy in Finland and thus the main ideas behind the renewal of nuclear power in Europe.

Writing Ground Zero - Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): John Whittier Treat Writing Ground Zero - Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
John Whittier Treat
R1,352 Discovery Miles 13 520 Out of stock

In this study of the nuclear theme in Japanese intellectual and artistic life, John Whittier Treat argues that we have much to learn from Japanese writers and artists about the substance and meaning of the nuclear age. Treat recounts the controversial history of Japanese public discourse around Hiroshima and Nagasaki - a discourse alternatively celebrated and censored - from August 6, 1945, to the present day. He includes works from the earliest survivor writers, including Hara Tamiki and Ota Yoko, to such important modern Japanese intellectuals as Oe Kenzaburo and Oda Makoto. Treat argues that the insights of Japanese writers into the lessons of modern atrocity share much in common with those of Holocaust writers in Europe and the practitioners of recent post-structuralist nuclear criticism in America. In chapters that take up writers as diverse as Hiroshima poets, Tokyo critics and Nagasaki women novelists, he explores the implications of these works for critical, literary and cultural theory. Treat summarizes the Japanese contribution to such ongoing international debates as the crisis of modern ethics, the relationship of experience to memory and the possibility of writing history. This Japanese perspective, Treat shows, both confirms and amends many of the assertions made in the West on the shift that the death camps and nuclear weapons have jointly signalled for the modern world and for the future.

Megawatts and Megatons - A Turning Point for the Nuclear Age? (Paperback): Richard Garwin, Georges Charpak Megawatts and Megatons - A Turning Point for the Nuclear Age? (Paperback)
Richard Garwin, Georges Charpak
R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Out of stock

In "Megawatts and Megatons, world-renowned physicists Richard L. Garwin and Georges Charpak offer an accessible, eminently well-informed primer on two of the most important issues of our time: nuclear weapons and nuclear power. They begin by explaining clearly and concisely how nuclear fission and fusion work in both warheads and reactors, and how they can impact human health. Making a strong and eloquent argument in favor of arms control, Garwin and Charpak outline specific strategies for achieving this goal worldwide. But they also demonstrate how nuclear power can provide an assured, economically feasible, and environmentally responsible source of energy--in a way that avoids the hazards of weapons proliferation. Numerous figures enliven the text, including cartoons by Sempe.

Nuclear Energy - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Hardcover): Charles D. Ferguson Nuclear Energy - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Hardcover)
Charles D. Ferguson
R1,338 R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Save R303 (23%) Out of stock

Originally perceived as a cheap and plentiful source of power, the commercial use of nuclear energy has been controversial for decades. Worries about the dangers that nuclear plants and their radioactive waste posed to nearby communities grew over time, and plant construction in the United States virtually died after the early 1980s. The 1986 disaster at Chernobyl only reinforced nuclear power's negative image. Yet in the decade prior to the Japanese nuclear crisis of 2011, sentiment about nuclear power underwent a marked change. The alarming acceleration of global warming due to the burning of fossil fuels and concern about dependence on foreign fuel has led policymakers, climate scientists, and energy experts to look once again at nuclear power as a source of energy.
In this accessible overview, Charles D. Ferguson provides an authoritative account of the key facts about nuclear energy. What is the origin of nuclear energy? What countries use commercial nuclear power, and how much electricity do they obtain from it? How can future nuclear power plants be made safer? What can countries do to protect their nuclear facilities from military attacks? How hazardous is radioactive waste? Is nuclear energy a renewable energy source? Featuring a discussion of the recent nuclear crisis in Japan and its ramifications, Ferguson addresses these questions and more in Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know(r), a book that is essential for anyone looking to learn more about this important issue.
What Everyone Needs to Know(r) is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press

The Science of Bureaucracy - Risk Decision-Making and the US Environmental Protection Agency (Paperback): David Demortain The Science of Bureaucracy - Risk Decision-Making and the US Environmental Protection Agency (Paperback)
David Demortain
R1,162 R910 Discovery Miles 9 100 Save R252 (22%) Out of stock

How the US Environmental Protection Agency designed the governance of risk and forged its legitimacy over the course of four decades. The US Environmental Protection Agency was established in 1970 to protect the public health and environment, administering and enforcing a range of statutes and programs. Over four decades, the EPA has been a risk bureaucracy, formalizing many of the methods of the scientific governance of risk, from quantitative risk assessment to risk ranking. Demortain traces the creation of these methods for the governance of risk, the controversies to which they responded, and the controversies that they aroused in turn. He discusses the professional networks in which they were conceived; how they were used; and how they served to legitimize the EPA. Demortain argues that the EPA is structurally embedded in controversy, resulting in constant reevaluation of its credibility and fueling the evolution of the knowledge and technologies it uses to produce decisions and to create a legitimate image of how and why it acts on the environment. He describes the emergence and institutionalization of the risk assessment-risk management framework codified in the National Research Council's Red Book, and its subsequent unraveling as the agency's mission evolved toward environmental justice, ecological restoration, and sustainability, and as controversies over determining risk gained vigor in the 1990s. Through its rise and fall at the EPA, risk decision-making enshrines the science of a bureaucracy that learns how to make credible decisions and to reform itself, amid constant conflicts about the environment, risk, and its own legitimacy.

Nuclear Choices - A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology (Paperback, revised edition): Richard Wolfson Nuclear Choices - A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology (Paperback, revised edition)
Richard Wolfson
R1,680 R1,253 Discovery Miles 12 530 Save R427 (25%) Out of stock

The benefits of nuclear technology are real. So are the dangers. In Nuclear Choices, physicist Richard Wolfson provides the background needed to make informed choices about nuclear technologies, introducing concepts that can be used for evaluating the claims of both proponents and opponents. Wolfson clearly and concisely explains the basics of nuclear energy, radiation, and nuclear power (electricity, reactors, nuclear waste, and alternatives to nuclear fission). For this edition he has completely revised the chapter on nuclear weapons (their history, technology, effects, delivery systems, strategy, and control). Readers are encouraged to make their own judgments on controversial nuclear issues.Richard Wolfson is Professor of Physics at Middlebury College.

Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium (Paperback): National Academy of Sciences, Policy and Global Affairs,... Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium (Paperback)
National Academy of Sciences, Policy and Global Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Committee on International Security and Arms Control
R1,650 Discovery Miles 16 500 Out of stock

Within the next decade, many thousands of U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons are slated to be retired as a result of nuclear arms reduction treaties and unilateral pledges. A hundred tons or more of plutonium and tons of highly enriched uranium will no longer be needed. The management and disposition of these fissile materials, the essential ingredients of nuclear weapons, pose urgent challenges for international security.
This book offers recommendations for all phases of the problem, from dismantlement of excess warheads, through intermediate storage of the fissle materials they contain, to ultimate disposition of the plutonium.

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