Chernobyl

Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl.(On Global Contamination)(Interview): An article from: Synthesis/Regeneration

The three major nuclear power plant accidents – Fukushima Daiichi in 2011, Three Mile Island in 1979, and Chernobyl in 1986 – are fully covered in this authoritative collection of official reports, with over 1,300 pages. Fukushima Accident: This thorough compilation of official information and documents includes material from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the …

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21st Century Textbooks of Military Medicine – Medical Consequences of Nuclear Warfare: Radiation, Radionuclide Contamination, Power Plant Accidents, Chernobyl (Emergency War Surgery Series)

From the much-referenced and highly acclaimed Textbooks of Military Medicine series, Medical Consequences of Nuclear Warfare provides a detailed review of nuclear events and their consequences, plus a comprehensive examination of the effects of radiation exposure on humans. Civilian and low-level effects are considered along with the military implications of nuclear warfare; there is also …

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Nuclear Power Meltdowns and Explosions (The Science of Electricity)

This book explains everything about nuclear meltdowns and nuclear power plant explosions. In the first chapter we explain how meltdowns and explosions occur. In the second chapter we discuss the details of Three Mile Island. In the third chapter we discuss the details of the infamous explosion of Chernobyl. The final chapter discusses technology and …

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Complete Guide to the Three Worst Nuclear Power Plant Accidents: Fukushima 2011, Three Mile Island 1979, and Chernobyl 1986 – Authoritative Coverage of Radiation Releases and Effects

The three major nuclear power plant accidents – Fukushima Daiichi in 2011, Three Mile Island in 1979, and Chernobyl in 1986 – are fully covered in this authoritative collection of official reports, with over 1,300 pages. Fukushima Accident: This thorough compilation of official information and documents includes material from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the …

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Vibrant Response 13 - Radiation and nuclear threat response

A Radiological Dispersal Devise Exploded at a Train Station

The unthinkable happened: A (simulated) 3,000 lb. radiological dispersal devise exploded at a train station in a major Midwestern city. Within hours, reports indicated two additional radiological devises, as well as a possible nuclear device, also detonated within the city. Within minutes of the incident, the Federal Emergency Management Agency began the process of responding …

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Meltdown at Chernobyl

“A damning history of the Chernobyl affair, from its origins in the plant’s primitive design and careless management to the economic and political crisis the accident precipitated.” —Clenn Garelik, New York Times Book Review On the morning of April 26, 1986, a Soviet nuclear plant at Chernobyl (near Kiev) exploded, pouring radioactivity into the environment …

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Vol. 171, No. 5, National Geographic Magazine, May 1987: At Home with the Arctic Wolf; Ukraine; Chernobyl–One Year After; New Zealand: The Last Utopia?; The Captivating Kiwifruit

Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety–building in more warnings and safeguards–fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. He asserts that typical precautions, by adding to complexity, may help create new categories of accidents. (At Chernobyl, tests of a new safety system …

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