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Safety in the Underground Construction and Operation of the Exploratory Studies Facility at Yucca Mountain (Paperback):... Safety in the Underground Construction and Operation of the Exploratory Studies Facility at Yucca Mountain (Paperback)
National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Out of stock

Yucca Mountain, located on the Nevada Test Site, is being considered as a potential repository site for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. To determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a repository, the Department of Energy constructed an underground Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) where tests and experiments will be performed. This book addresses safety issues which will impact the construction and operation of the ESF and other similar underground facilities. The authors discuss proactive strategies for underground safety management with an emphasis on planning for safety, safety regulations, and the enforcement of such regulations. Also included are illustrations of successful approaches in creating a safe environment for those who work underground.

Research Reactor Aluminum Spent Fuel - Treatment Options for Disposal (Paperback): National Research Council, Division on Earth... Research Reactor Aluminum Spent Fuel - Treatment Options for Disposal (Paperback)
National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, Kevin D. Crowley, Milton Levenson
R1,189 Discovery Miles 11 890 Out of stock

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for management of aluminum spent fuel from foreign and domestic research reactors, much of which is highly enriched in uranium-235. This ElS will assess the need for additional treatment and storage facilities at the Savannah River Site to accommodate the receipt of this fuel, and it also will assess and select a treatment technology to prepare this fuel for interim storage and eventual shipment to a repository for disposal.

This National Research Council book, which was prepared at the request of DOE's Savannah River Office, provides a technical assessment of the technologies, costs, and schedules developed by DOE for eight alternative treatment options and the baseline reprocessing option. It also provides comments on DOE's aluminum spent fuel disposal program, a program that is slated to last for about 40 years and cost in excess of $2 billion.

Exposure of the American People to Iodine-131 from Nevada Nuclear-Bomb Tests - Review of the National Cancer Institute Report... Exposure of the American People to Iodine-131 from Nevada Nuclear-Bomb Tests - Review of the National Cancer Institute Report and Public Health Implications (Paperback, New)
National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Institute of Medicine, Commission on Life Sciences, Committee on Exposure of the American People to I-131 from the Nevada Atomic Bomb Tests, …
R1,100 Discovery Miles 11 000 Out of stock

In 1997, after more than a decade of research, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released a report which provided their assessment of radiation exposures that Americans may have received from radioactive iodine released from the atomic bomb tests conducted in Nevada during the 1950s and early 1960s. This book provides an evaluation of the soundness of the methodology used by the NCI study to estimate:
Past radiation doses.
Possible health consequences of exposure to iodine-131.
Implications for clinical practice.
Possible public health strategies--such as systematic screening for thyroid cancer--to respond to the exposures.
In addition, the book provides an evaluation of the NCI estimates of the number of thyroid cancers that might result from the nuclear testing program and provides guidance on approaches the U.S. government might use to communicate with the public about Iodine-131 exposures and health risks.

One Step at a Time - The Staged Development of Geologic Repositories for High-Level Radioactive Waste (Paperback): National... One Step at a Time - The Staged Development of Geologic Repositories for High-Level Radioactive Waste (Paperback)
National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Committee on Principles and Operational Strategies for Staged Repository Systems
R1,308 Discovery Miles 13 080 Out of stock

Compared to other large engineering projects, geologic repositories for high-level waste present distinctive challenges because: 1) they are first-of-a-kind, complex, and long-term projects that must actively manage hazardous materials for many decades: 2) they are expected to hold these hazardous materials passively safe for many millennia after repository closure; and 3) they are widely perceived to pose serious risks. As is the case for other complex projects, repository programs should proceed in stages.
One Step at a Time focuses on a management approach called "adaptive staging" as a promising means to develop geologic repositories for high-level radioactive waste such as the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Adaptive staging is a learn-as-you-go process that enables project managers to continuously reevaluate and adjust the program in response to new knowledge and stakeholder input. Advice is given on how to implement staging during the construction, operation, closure, and post-closure phases of a repository program.

Going the Distance? - The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States... Going the Distance? - The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States (Hardcover)
National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Committee on Transportation of Radioactive Waste
R1,242 Discovery Miles 12 420 Out of stock

This new report from the National Research Council's Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board (NRSB) and the Transportation Research Board reviews the risks and technical and societal concerns for the transport of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the United States. Shipments are expected to increase as the U.S. Department of Energy opens a repository for spent fuel and high-level waste at Yucca Mountain, and the commercial nuclear industry considers constructing a facility in Utah for temporary storage of spent fuel from some of its nuclear waste plants. The report concludes that there are no fundamental technical barriers to the safe transport of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive and the radiological risks of transport are well understood and generally low. However, there are a number of challenges that must be addressed before large-quantity shipping programs can be implemented successfully. Among these are managing "social" risks. The report does not provide an examination of the security of shipments against malevolent acts but recommends that such an examination be carried out.

Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident in the United States - Proceedings of a... Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident in the United States - Proceedings of a Workshop (Paperback)
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board; Edited by Ourania Kosti
R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 Out of stock

Accidents and terrorist attacks that lead to the release of radioactive materials can cause deaths, injuries, and a range of psychosocial effects in the surrounding community and team of emergency responders. In the United States, federal, state, and local agencies respond with the necessary resources to address the consequences of nuclear and radiological incidents and monitor the affected population. Following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident and the 2017 Gotham Shield National Level Exercise, the CDC recognized an opportunity to improve their practices by establishing a more efficient and timely health effect surveillance system before another incident occurs. On March 12-13th, 2019, the National Academies convened a workshop to discuss the process for preparing a radiation registry for monitoring long-term health effects of populations affected by a nuclear or radiological incident. Participants assessed existing information, useful practices, and tools for planning a radiation registry that will enhance incident monitoring and response methods. This publication summarizes the discussions and presentations from the workshop.

Review of the Final Draft Analysis of Supplemental Treatment Approaches of Low-Activity Waste at the Hanford Nuclear... Review of the Final Draft Analysis of Supplemental Treatment Approaches of Low-Activity Waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation - Review #3 (Paperback)
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Committee on Supplemental Treatment of Low-Activity Waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Out of stock

In 1943, as part of the Manhattan Project, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was established with the mission to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. During 45 years of operations, the Hanford Site produced about 67 metric tonnes of plutoniumaEURO"approximately two-thirds of the nation's stockpile. Production processes generated radioactive and other hazardous wastes and resulted in airborne, surface, subsurface, and groundwater contamination. Presently, 177 underground tanks contain collectively about 210 million liters (about 56 million gallons) of waste. The chemically complex and diverse waste is difficult to manage and dispose of safely. Section 3134 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 calls for a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to conduct an analysis of approaches for treating the portion of low-activity waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation intended for supplemental treatment. The third of four, this report provides an overall assessment of the FFRDC team's final draft report, dated April 5, 2019.

The Demise of Nuclear Energy? - Lessons for Democratic Control of Technology (Paperback): Joseph G. Morone, Edward J. Woodhouse The Demise of Nuclear Energy? - Lessons for Democratic Control of Technology (Paperback)
Joseph G. Morone, Edward J. Woodhouse
R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Out of stock

Nuclear power once stood for a bright and exciting future, a tangible symbol of hope and optimism in the postwar era. That began as the dream of a handful of scientists working in wartime laboratories grew into one of the most ambitious technological efforts of the second half of the twentieth century. In scale, expense, technical challenge, and organizational complexity, it was comparable to the Apollo space program. But the outcome could not have been more different.

The Future of Low Dose Radiation Research in the United States - Proceedings of a Symposium (Paperback): National Academies of... The Future of Low Dose Radiation Research in the United States - Proceedings of a Symposium (Paperback)
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board; Edited by Ourania Kosti
R1,614 Discovery Miles 16 140 Out of stock

Exposures at low doses of radiation, generally taken to mean doses below 100 millisieverts, are of primary interest for setting standards for protecting individuals against the adverse effects of ionizing radiation. However, there are considerable uncertainties associated with current best estimates of risks and gaps in knowledge on critical scientific issues that relate to low dose radiation. The Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies hosted the symposium on The Future of Low Dose Radiation Research in the United States on May 8 and 9, 2019. The goal of the symposium was to provide an open forum for a national discussion on the need for a long-term strategy to guide a low dose radiation research program in the United States. The symposium featured presentations on low dose radiation programs around the world, panel discussions with representatives from governmental and nongovernmental organizations about the need for a low dose radiation research program, reviews of low dose radiation research in epidemiology and radiation biology including new directions, and lessons to be learned from setting up large research programs in non-radiation research fields. This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of the symposium.

Review of the Department of Energy's Plans for Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant... Review of the Department of Energy's Plans for Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (Paperback)
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Committee on Disposal of Surplus Plutonium at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
R1,679 Discovery Miles 16 790 Out of stock

In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issued an Interim Report evaluating the general viability of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's (DOE-NNSA's) conceptual plans for disposing of 34 metric tons (MT) of surplus plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a deep geologic repository near Carlsbad, New Mexico. It provided a preliminary assessment of the general viability of DOE-NNSA's conceptual plans, focused on some of the barriers to their implementation. This final report addresses the remaining issues and echoes the recommendations from the interim study.

Nuclear Waste Politics - An Incrementalist Perspective (Paperback): Matthew Cotton Nuclear Waste Politics - An Incrementalist Perspective (Paperback)
Matthew Cotton
R1,323 Discovery Miles 13 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The question of what to do with radioactive waste has dogged political administrations of nuclear-powered electricity-producing nations since the inception of the technology in the 1950s. As the issue rises to the forefront of current energy and environmental policy debates, a critical policy analysis of radioactive waste management in the UK provides important insights for the future. Nuclear Waste Politics sets out a detailed historical and social scientific analysis of radioactive waste management and disposal in the UK from the 1950s up to the present day; drawing international comparisons with Sweden, Finland, Canada and the US. A theoretical framework is presented for analysing nuclear politics: blending literatures on technology policy, environmental ethics and the geography and politics of scale. The book proffers a new theory of "ethical incrementalism" and practical policy suggestions to facilitate a fair and efficient siting process for radioactive waste management facilities. The book argues that a move away from centralised, high capital investment national siting towards a regional approach using deep borehole disposal, could resolve many of the problems that the high stakes, inflexible "megaproject" approach has caused across the world. This book is an important resource for academics and researchers in the areas of environmental management, energy policy, and science and technology studies.

Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo - Power Struggles (Paperback): Alexander Brown Anti-nuclear Protest in Post-Fukushima Tokyo - Power Struggles (Paperback)
Alexander Brown
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Out of stock

This book explores the politics of anti-nuclear activism in Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011. Analyzing the protests in the context of a longer history of citizen activism in Tokyo, it also situates the movement within the framework of a global struggle for democracy, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. By examining the anti-nuclear movement at both urban and transnational scales, the book also reveals the complex geography of today's globally connected social movements. It emphasizes the contestation of urban space by anti-nuclear activists in Tokyo and the weaving together of urban and cyber space in their praxis. By focusing on the cultural life of the movement-from its characteristic demonstration style to its blogs, zines and pamphlets-this book communicates activists' voices in their own words. Based on excellent ethnographic research, it concludes that the anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo after the Fukushima disaster have redefined social movement politics for a new era. Providing an analysis of a unique period in Japan's contemporary urban history from the perspective of eyewitness observations, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Politics, Sociology and Japanese Studies in general.

The International Politics of Nuclear Waste (Paperback, 1991 ed.): Andrew Blowers, David Lowry, Barry D. Solomon The International Politics of Nuclear Waste (Paperback, 1991 ed.)
Andrew Blowers, David Lowry, Barry D. Solomon
R1,668 Discovery Miles 16 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Looking at the politics of nuclear waste, this book examines the subject from an international standpoint. Other works by the author Andrew Blowers include "The Limits of Power" and "Something in the Air", and he has been co-editor on books such as "Nuclear Power in Crisis".

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster - Investigating the Myth and Reality (Hardcover): The Independent... The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster - Investigating the Myth and Reality (Hardcover)
The Independent Investigation on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
R2,857 Discovery Miles 28 570 Out of stock

When the Nuclear Safety Commission in Japan reviewed safety-design guidelines for nuclear plants in 1990, the regulatory agency explicitly ruled out the need to consider prolonged AC power loss. In other words, nothing like the catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was possible-no tsunami of 45 feet could swamp a nuclear power station and knock out its emergency systems. No blackout could last for days. No triple meltdown could occur. Nothing like this could ever happen. Until it did-over the course of a week in March 2011. In this volume and in gripping detail, the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, a civilian-led group, presents a thorough and powerful account of what happened within hours and days after this nuclear disaster, the second worst in history. It documents the findings of a working group of more than thirty people, including natural scientists and engineers, social scientists and researchers, business people, lawyers, and journalists, who researched this crisis involving multiple simultaneous dangers. They conducted over 300 investigative interviews to collect testimony from relevant individuals. The responsibility of this committee was to act as an external ombudsman, summarizing its conclusions in the form of an original report, published in Japanese in February 2012. This has now been substantially rewritten and revised for this English-language edition. The work reveals the truth behind the tragic saga of the multiple catastrophic accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.It serves as a valuable and essential historical reference, which will help to inform and guide future nuclear safety and policy in both Japan and internationally.

The National Politics of Nuclear Power - Economics, Security, and Governance (Paperback): Benjamin K. Sovacool, Scott Victor... The National Politics of Nuclear Power - Economics, Security, and Governance (Paperback)
Benjamin K. Sovacool, Scott Victor Valentine
R1,028 Discovery Miles 10 280 Out of stock

This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the dynamics driving, and constraining, nuclear power development in Asia, Europe and North America, providing detailed comparative analysis. The book formulates a theory of nuclear socio-political economy which highlights six factors necessary for embarking on nuclear power programs: (1) national security and secrecy, (2) technocratic ideology, (3) economic interventionism, (4) a centrally coordinated energy stakeholder network, (5) subordination of opposition to political authority, and (6) social peripheralization. The book validates this theory by confirming the presence of these six drivers during the initial nuclear power developmental periods in eight countries: the United States, France, Japan, Russia (the former Soviet Union), South Korea, Canada, China, and India. The authors then apply this framework as a predictive tool to evaluate contemporary nuclear power trends. They discuss what this theory means for developed and developing countries which exhibit the potential for nuclear development on a major scale, and examine how the new "renaissance" of nuclear power may affect the promotion of renewable energy, global energy security, and development policy as a whole. The volume also assesses the influence of climate change and the recent nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, on the nuclear power industry's trajectory. This book will be of interest to students of energy policy and security, nuclear proliferation, international security, global governance and IR in general.

Mobilising Modernity - The Nuclear Moment (Hardcover, New): Ian Welsh Mobilising Modernity - The Nuclear Moment (Hardcover, New)
Ian Welsh
R1,334 Discovery Miles 13 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During the nuclear heyday of the post-war years, advocates of atomic power promised cheap electricity and a prosperous future. From the present, however, this promise seems tarnished by accidents, leaks and a lack of public confidence. "Mobilising Modernity" traces this journey from confidence in technology to the anxieties of the Risk Society questioning a number of conventional wisdoms en route.
Paying close attention to social, political and policy aspects throughout, this book considers:
* the nuclear moment from global collaborative project at Los Alamos to fragmented, bitterly competing projects
* the 'atomic science movement's' use of symbolic resources to win national ascendancy
* the implications of secrecy and the establishment of quasi-commercial organizations within the nuclear industry.
This fascinating study also argues for the ongoing importance of the non-violent direct action groups that flourished during the 1970s, showing their continuing influence on today's new social movements. Welsh concludes by considering the implications of this historically based account for contemporary issues of risk and trust on current policy-making.

Rebuilding Fukushima (Paperback): Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto Rebuilding Fukushima (Paperback)
Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto
R994 Discovery Miles 9 940 Out of stock

Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of radiation in streams and rivers, and failing attempts to control the leakage of radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Despite these dismal conditions, efforts to recover and rebuild livelihoods in the afflicted regions of Fukushima did start immediately after the outset of the accident. Rebuilding Fukushima gives an account of how citizens, local governments, and businesses responded to and coped with the crisis of Fukushima. It addresses principles to guide reconstruction and international policy environments in which the current disaster is situated. It explores how reconstruction is articulated and experienced at different spatial scales, ranging from individuals to communities and municipalities, and details recovery efforts, achievements, and challenges in the realms of public transportation, agriculture and food production, manufacturing industries, retail sectors, and renewable-energy industries. This book also critically investigates the nature of the current reconstruction policy schemes, and seeks to articulate what may be required in order to achieve more sustainable and equitable (re)development in afflicted regions and other nuclear host regions. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and local surveys, this volume is one of the first books in English that captures the knowledge and insights of native Japanese social scientists who dealt with the complexities of nuclear disaster on a day-to-day basis. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of disaster-management studies and nuclear policy.

Mobilizing Against Nuclear Energy - A Comparison of Germany and the United States (Hardcover, New): Christian Joppke Mobilizing Against Nuclear Energy - A Comparison of Germany and the United States (Hardcover, New)
Christian Joppke
R1,332 R1,200 Discovery Miles 12 000 Save R132 (10%) Out of stock

In the past two decades young people, environmentalists, church activists, leftists, and others have mobilized against nuclear energy. Anti-nuclear protest has been especially widespread and vocal in Western Europe and the United States. In this lucid, richly documented book, Christian Joppke compares the rise and fall of these protest movements in Germany and the United States, illuminating the relationship between national political structures and collective action. He analyzes existing approaches to the study of social movements and suggests an insightful new paradigm for research in this area. Joppke proposes a political process perspective that focuses on the interrelationship between the state and social movements, a model that takes into account a variety of forces, including differential state structures, political cultures, movement organizations, and temporal and contextual factors.
This is an invaluable work for anyone studying the dynamics of social movements around the world.

Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion (Hardcover, 264th): Eric R.A.N. Smith Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion (Hardcover, 264th)
Eric R.A.N. Smith
R1,713 R1,627 Discovery Miles 16 270 Save R86 (5%) Out of stock

The citizens of the United States generally oppose new energy developments, yet the public does not want to go without cheap, plentiful energy. This book explores the intricate relationship between public opinion and energy issues. Using the state of California as a model, the author addresses such questions as, What roles do ideology and other values play in influencing opinions on energy issues? How much does the public understand about energy issues? Who favors further oil development or the expansion of nuclear power? How have people's opinions changed over time and how are they likely to change in the future? Are people guided by self-interest or other motives? Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion sheds light on how much the public understands about energy policy, what the public wants officials to do about our energy problems, and how governments at various levels are likely to come to grips with energy shortages in the future.

Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion (Paperback, 2000): Eric R.A.N. Smith Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion (Paperback, 2000)
Eric R.A.N. Smith
R980 Discovery Miles 9 800 Out of stock

The citizens of the United States generally oppose new energy developments, yet the public does not want to go without cheap, plentiful energy. This book explores the intricate relationship between public opinion and energy issues. Using the state of California as a model, the author addresses such questions as, What roles do ideology and other values play in influencing opinions on energy issues? How much does the public understand about energy issues? Who favors further oil development or the expansion of nuclear power? How have people's opinions changed over time and how are they likely to change in the future? Are people guided by self-interest or other motives? Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion sheds light on how much the public understands about energy policy, what the public wants officials to do about our energy problems, and how governments at various levels are likely to come to grips with energy shortages in the future.

A Brighter Tomorrow - Fulfilling the Promise of Nuclear Energy (Hardcover, New): Pete V. Domenici A Brighter Tomorrow - Fulfilling the Promise of Nuclear Energy (Hardcover, New)
Pete V. Domenici; Foreword by Sam Nunn
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Out of stock

The book takes a proactive and, at times, provocative look at nuclear power and argues that it is the source of energy for the future of the United States. Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-New Mexico) will argue that after weighing the costs and benefits of all other legitimate forms of energy production (coal, oil, wind, hydro) nuclear power will not only reduce American dependence on the Middle East oil but it is the most "green" source. Domenici is the primary author and sponsor of the energy bill weaving its way through the Senate-the nuclear energy portion of the bill will, among other things, assist in the financing of the construction of three new nuclear power plants (the first in 30 years). Sprinkled throughout this otherwise serious book will be 30 years worth of anecdotes and insights into the personalities behind the political process and policymaking.

Voices From Ground Zero - Recollections and Feelings of Nuclear Test Veterans (Hardcover, New): Lincoln F. Grahlfs Voices From Ground Zero - Recollections and Feelings of Nuclear Test Veterans (Hardcover, New)
Lincoln F. Grahlfs
R1,688 R1,603 Discovery Miles 16 030 Save R85 (5%) Out of stock

From the first test firing of an atomic bomb on July 16, 1945 until the adoption of the Limited Test Ban Treaty in 1963, there were 235 acknowledged atmospheric detonations of nuclear devices by the United States government. Having been eye witnesses to the awesome nature of these weapons, these quarter million American military personnel constitute a unique population. Many of these men have experienced illnesses which they attribute to radiation exposure; a number have offspring with congenital defects; others are sterile. Most seem to recognize that military service is a hazardous occupation that entails risks. Still, the feeling prevails that safety measures were inadequate and many identify themselves as 'human guinea pigs'. Their resentment, however, is not directed toward the military. They tend to blame their problems on the policymakers, the Congress and, in particular, on the Veterans Administration. This book, based on interviews and questionnaires, examines and analyzes the recollections of the American military personnel involved in these tests and the effect on their lives.

Voices from Ground Zero - Recollections and Feelings of Nuclear Test Veterans (Paperback): F.Lincoln Grahlfs Voices from Ground Zero - Recollections and Feelings of Nuclear Test Veterans (Paperback)
F.Lincoln Grahlfs
R790 Discovery Miles 7 900 Out of stock

From the testing of an atomic bomb in 1945 until the test ban treaty in 1963, there were 235 acknowledged detonations of nuclear devices by the US government. Using interviews and questionnaires, this book analyses the memories of military personnel involved and the effect it had on their lives.

Full Body Burden - Growing Up in the Shadow of a Secret Nuclear Facility (Paperback): Kristen Iversen Full Body Burden - Growing Up in the Shadow of a Secret Nuclear Facility (Paperback)
Kristen Iversen 1
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Out of stock

It is the early 1950s. Kristen Iversen is enjoying a carefree childhood surrounded by desert and mountains. But just a few miles down the road, the US government decides to build a secret nuclear weapons facility at Rocky Flats. Kirsten and her siblings jump streams, ride horses, live a happy outdoors life. But beneath this veneer her family is quietly falling apart. Her father drinks, her mother copes. And in a series of fires, accidents and other catastrophic leaks, Rocky Flats nuclear plant is spewing an invisible cocktail of the most dangerous substances on earth into this pristine landscape. The ground, the air and the water are all alive with radiation. The years that follow will bring protests, investigations, denials, cover-ups, threats and lies. And then, one after another, people start to fall ill.

Aging and Life Extension of Major Light Water Reactor Components (Hardcover): V.N. Shah, P.E. MacDonald Aging and Life Extension of Major Light Water Reactor Components (Hardcover)
V.N. Shah, P.E. MacDonald
R10,483 Discovery Miles 104 830 Out of stock

In a comprehensive and lucid manner this book presents an understanding of the aging degradation of the major pressurized and boiling water reactor structures and components. The design and fabrication of each structure or component is briefly described followed by information on the associated stressors. Interactions between the design, materials, and various stressors that cause aging degradation are reviewed. In many cases, aging degradation problems have occurred, and the plant experience to date is analysed. The discussions summarize the available aging-related information and are supported with extensive references, including references to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) documents, Electric Power Research Institute reports, U.S. and international conference proceedings and other publications. The book will prove a useful reference for engineers engaged in the operation and life extension of the present generation of nuclear power plants and for those engaged in the design of advanced light water reactors. It will also provide engineering students with insight into the practical materials-related issues associated with the design and operation of nuclear power plants. The work will also serve as a basis for programs to address the new aging-related issues likely to arise as plants get older.

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