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See below for a selection of the latest books from Nuclear issues category. Presented with a red border are the Nuclear issues books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Nuclear issues books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Faslane 365 A Year of Anti-nuclear Blockades

Faslane 365 A Year of Anti-nuclear Blockades

Author: Angie Zelter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2020

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.

Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer

Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer

Author: Helen Caldicott Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2020

Manual for Survival A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Manual for Survival A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Author: Kate Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Remarkable . . . grips with the force of a thriller' Robert Macfarlane 'The most brilliant and essential book on Chernobyl since that of Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich' Irish Times ** National Book Critics Circle Finalist 2019 ** The official death toll of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, 'the worst nuclear disaster in history', is only 54, and stories today commonly suggest that nature is thriving there. Yet award-winning historian Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story, one in which radioactive isotopes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and the magnitude of the disaster has been actively suppressed. For years after, Soviet scientists, bureaucrats and civilians were documenting staggering increases in birth defects, child mortality, cancers and other life-altering diseases. Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of radiation release from Cold War weapons-testing, scientists and diplomats from international organizations, including the UN, tried to bury or discredit it. Brown also encounters many everyday heroes, often women, who fought to bring attention to the ballooning human and ecological catastrophe, and adapt to life in a post-nuclear landscape, where the dangerous effects of radiation persist today. Based on a decade of archival and on-the-ground research, Manual for Survival is a gripping historical detective story that brings to light the real consequences of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover them up. 'A troubling book, passionately written and deeply researched' Sunday Times

The Radiological Accident in Chilca

The Radiological Accident in Chilca

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2020

Under the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, the Peruvian authorities requested assistance from the IAEA in relation to the radiological accident that occurred during non-destructive testing using a nuclear radioactive source in the district of Chilca, Peru, in 2012. This assistance related to dose assessment and medical management of those involved in the accident was provided during 2012 and 2013. The report gives a detailed account and analysis of the event, as well as, the actions taken in order to assist organizations responsible for radiation protection, source safety and emergency preparedness and response in identifying lessons to be learned that may help to prevent similar accidents.

Developing a National Framework for Managing the Response to Nuclear Security Events

Developing a National Framework for Managing the Response to Nuclear Security Events

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This publication provides guidance to States on the development, implementation, maintenance and sustainment of a national framework for managing the response to nuclear security events. Such a framework involves a structure and a set of principles and agreements around which a State can frame its nuclear security response functions, addressing the interfaces which need to exist between responding agencies to ensure effective, coordinated response. By using this Implementing Guide, a State will ensure that it has considered all relevant key issues as it develops its national framework for responding to nuclear security events.

Preventive and Protective Measures Against Insider Threats

Preventive and Protective Measures Against Insider Threats

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This publication is a revision of IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 8, Preventive and Protective Measures against Insider Threats, published in 2008. The new publication provides updated guidance to States, their competent authorities and operators, shippers and carriers on selecting, implementing, and evaluating measures for addressing insider threats. It applies to any type of nuclear facility, notably nuclear power plants, research reactors, and other nuclear fuel-cycle facilities (e.g. enrichment plants, reprocessing plants, fuel fabrication plants and storage facilities), whether in design, redesign, construction, commissioning, operation, shutdown or decommissioning.

Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency General Safety Requirements

Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency General Safety Requirements

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This publication, jointly sponsored by the FAO, IAEA, ICAO, ILO, IMO, INTERPOL, OECD/NEA, PAHO, CTBTO, UNEP, OCHA, WHO and WMO, is the new edition establishing the requirements for preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency which takes into account the latest experience and developments in the area. It supersedes the previous edition of the Safety Requirements for emergency preparedness and response, Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2, which was published in 2002. This publication establishes the requirements for ensuring an adequate level of preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency, irrespective of its cause. These Safety Requirements are intended to be used by governments, emergency response organizations, other authorities at the local, regional and national levels, operating organizations and the regulatory body as well as by relevant international organizations at the international level.

Design of the Reactor Core for Nuclear Power Plants

Design of the Reactor Core for Nuclear Power Plants

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

The reactor core is the central part of a nuclear reactor where nuclear fission occurs. It consists of four basic systems and components: the fuel (including fuel rods and the fuel assembly structure), the coolant, the moderator and the control rods, as well as additional structures such as reactor pressure vessel internals, core support plates, and the lower and upper internal structure in light water reactors. This Safety Guide provides recommendations on meeting the safety requirements established in SSR-2/1 (Rev. 1) applied to the design of the reactor core for nuclear power plants. The publication addresses the safety aspects of the core design and includes neutronic, thermohydraulic, thermomechanical, and structural mechanical aspects. Other aspects considered are those relating to reactor core control, shutdown and monitoring, and core management.

Accident Tolerant Fuel Concepts for Light Water Reactors Proceedings of a Technical Meeting Held at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, United States of America, 13-16 October 2014

Accident Tolerant Fuel Concepts for Light Water Reactors Proceedings of a Technical Meeting Held at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, United States of America, 13-16 October 2014

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

This publication provides a record of a Technical Meeting on Accident Tolerant Fuel Concepts for Light Water Reactors, held at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in 2014, to consider the early stages of research and development into accident tolerant fuel. Following the Fukushima Daiichi accident, a review of fuel behaviour has been initiated. Zirconium alloy clad fuel operates successfully to high burnup and is the result of 40 years of continuous development and improvement. However, under severe accident conditions, the high temperature zirconium-steam interaction can be a major source of damage to the power plant. This publication considers different ways to ameliorate this problem without sacrificing the good behaviour of fuel in normal operation. Options range from making the cladding more resistant to the high temperature steam oxidation through to completely new fuel designs with ceramic cladding and different fuel materials.

Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency General Safety Requirements

Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency General Safety Requirements

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

This publication, jointly sponsored by the FAO, IAEA, ICAO, ILO, IMO, INTERPOL, OECD/NEA, PAHO, CTBTO, UNEP, OCHA, WHO and WMO, is the new edition establishing the requirements for preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency which takes into account the latest experience and developments in the area. It supersedes the previous edition of the Safety Requirements for emergency preparedness and response, Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2, which was published in 2002. This publication establishes the requirements for ensuring an adequate level of preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency, irrespective of its cause. These Safety Requirements are intended to be used by governments, emergency response organizations, other authorities at the local, regional and national levels, operating organizations and the regulatory body as well as by relevant international organizations at the international level.

Criteria for Use in Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

Criteria for Use in Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

This Safety Guide presents a coherent set of generic criteria (expressed numerically in terms of radiation dose) that form a basis for developing the operational levels needed for decision making concerning protective and response actions. The set of generic criteria addresses the requirements established in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2 for emergency preparedness and response, including lessons learned from responses to past emergencies, and provides an internally consistent foundation for the application of principles of radiation protection. The publication also provides a basis for a plain language explanation of the criteria for the public and for public officials.

Licensing Process for Nuclear Installations

Licensing Process for Nuclear Installations

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

This Safety Guide describes how the licensing process should be applied at the various stages of the lifetime of a nuclear installation, with discussion of topics and required documents to be considered at each stage. Recommendations on the application by a regulatory body of a graded approach in the licensing process are also provided. It also describes the processes that should be undertaken to meet the regulatory and legal requirements in a Member State to authorize the establishment of a nuclear installation and/or initiation of its activities. While this Safety Guide focuses on safety at nuclear installations, it is noted that integration of safety and security aspects should be considered and evaluated by the regulatory body in the licensing process.