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Twelve documents in the library in the category Radiation
Radiation: When considering energy based on nuclear technology, the subject of radiation needs to be understood to gain public acceptance. This is a little understood subject by the general public even though there is a vast amount understanding in the scientific document. What is radiation, what are it's sources, what and where are the dangers, what can be done to reduce these dangers, how do the dangers compare to alternative sources of GHG free energy?
UNSCEAR's assessment of levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami. On 11 March 2011, the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered major damage from the failure of equipment after the magnitude 9.0 great east-Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami. It was the largest civilian nuclear accident since the Chernobyl accident in 1986. Radioactive material was released from the damaged plant and tens of thousands of people were evacuated. moreless
This study examines the voluminous data on the long term effects of radiation on the survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on their children. The results may be surprising. moreless
UNSCEAR, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, is the international body with the responsibility to report on the exposure of people to radiation worldwide and to assess the scientific information on the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. The document discusses the following: What is radiation? How is radiation measured? How are people exposed to radiation? What levels of radiation exposure do people receive? What are the effects of exposure to radiation? moreless
IAEA Summary report on the Chernobyl accident 20 years after. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 was the most severe in the history of the nuclear power industry, causing a huge release of radionuclides over large areas of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Now, 20 years later, UN agencies and representatives of the three countries have reviewed the health, environmental and socio-economic consequences. moreless
Video (French) explaining the nature of the different products stored and their origins. 0.2% of what’s stored is highly radioactive, and represents 98% of the radioactivity. Information is also given about the products that are stored awaiting processing to be reused in future reactors. moreless
What, where, how much nuclear waste. Open source data is available for modelling or other use. Many useful references to associated topics. moreless
Report gives a detailed description of the totality of material and waste, existing and future, present in France. the information is available as open source data. Excellent reference. moreless
Ces résultats, attestés par plus d’une centaine de publications scientifiques, ne correspondent pas à ce que l’on imagine des suites de ces bombardements : en général, et même dans les milieux scientifiques, on pense que les survivants ont subi un taux catastrophique de cancers, et que leurs enfants ont souffert de multiples anomalies génétiques. La parution récente de récapitulatifs de ces études offre l’occasion de faire une nouvelle fois le point. moreless
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In recent years some prominent advocates for the environment have become advocates for nuclear power. Film directors, parliamentarians, journalists and environmental campaigners: people who once were opposed to nuclear power have changed their minds. moreless
An explanation of recycling used nuclear fuel and its environmental advantages. Details explained and calculations show the environmental impact, and compare with other resources. moreless
In the later part of 2016 the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the French Academies (National Academy of Technologies of France and French Academy of Sciences) set up a joint Franco-Chinese study group. Its general objective was to prepare a common position paper to distill policies and technology options, including safety and waste management, for making nuclear power generation a component of future energy mixes in countries with the appropriate potential for implementing this energy. moreless
Analysis and critique of previous disaster responses, and lessons for the future. moreless
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