Nuclear Tests

Author: Charles S. Shapiro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540638056
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The first Soviet atomic bomb test, which took place at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan on 29 August 1949, was the most egregious test by far in terms of collective exposures to local fallout. This volume is devoted to this first, and to further nuclear weapon test explosions in the Semipalatinsk/Altai region. It analyses the environmental and human consequences of the radioactive fallout and presents detailed accounts, never published before in the West, of the methodologies of Russian scientists in source term analysis, dose reconstruction, and medical effects studies.

Radiation And Thyroid Cancer

Author: Karaoglou Anna
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814543896
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This proceedings presents lectures on the standard model of electroweak and strong interactions, string theory, experiments and accelerators, supersymmetry and supersymmetric unified models, and the interface of astrophysics and particle physics.

Nuclear Test Explosions Scope 59

Author: Sir Frederick Warner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471978480
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Nuclear Test Explosions Environmental and Human Impacts Edited by Sir Frederick Warner University of Essex, UK and Rene J.C. University of Liege, Belgium Nuclear Test Explosions summarises the findings of the international project SCOPE-RADTEST (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment - RADiation from nuclear TEST explosions), on the environmental and human impacts of nuclear tests. The location and dates of 730 explosions and the 2419 tests performed between 1945 and 1998 are given followed by discussion of their effects. The nuclear test sites include: Nevada, Semipalatinsk, Novaya Zemlya, South Pacific, Australia and Lob Nor. The fallout from 541 atmospheric tests and effects on human health and environment are assessed and the development of nuclear weapons is described. The contents of the book have been assembled by a team of experts and should greatly assist in the discussion of weapons limitation.

Radiation Health Risk Sciences

Author: Masahiro Nakashima
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431886583
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Radiation safety and risk management, a critical issue in the nuclear age, is an ongoing concern in the field of radiation health risk sciences. It is the particular mission and task of the Nagasaki University Global COE program to explore human health risks from radiation on a global scale and to come up with measures for overcoming its negative legacies. Ionizing radiation is a well-documented human cancer risk factor, and long-term health consequences in individuals exposed at a young age to such events as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing are now being followed up. Unique and comprehensive, this book introduces updated radiation health-related issues, including the proper collection and analysis of biological samples, cancer research, psychological effects, fair disclosure, and the effects of low-dose exposure as they apply to future public health policy. Also addressed is the need for emergency radiation medicine in case of accidents.

Biomarkers A Pragmatic Basis for Remediation of Severe Pollution in Eastern Europe

Author: David B. Peakall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401145504
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Many areas of Eastern Europe have been polluted to an extent unknown in the West. Four such sites - Kola Peninsula, northern Bohemia, upper Vistula Basin, and Katowice - have been identified and detailed accounts of the pollution at these sites are given. The current status of the use of biomarkers in hazard assessment is given by several scientists from NATO countries. Four working groups, comprising scientists working on the polluted sites and western scientists with expertise in biomarkers, examine the use of biomarkers to assess the environmental health of each of these areas and make recommendations on the future direction of remedial action in these areas.

Radiation Risk Estimates in Normal and Emergency Situations

Author: Arrigo A. Cigna
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402049560
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This book follows up a 2005 International Conference in Yerevan, Armenia dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the 1935 publication of the "green paper", by N.W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky, K. Zimmer and M. Delbruck entitled "On the origin of gene mutations and gene structure". This was the starting point of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, whose proceedings are published in this book, with papers dealing directly with Timofeeff-Ressovsky’s life, and the "green pamphlet".