Safe operation of research reactors and critical assemblies

Filename: safe-operation-of-research-reactors-and-critical-assemblies.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015004472554
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 216
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publisher: Intl Atomic Energy Agency

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Code on the safety of nuclear research reactors

Filename: code-on-the-safety-of-nuclear-research-reactors.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105008643871
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 44
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publisher: Intl Atomic Energy Agency

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Safety Series

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105002680945
Release Date: 1961
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Sources of Information on Atomic Energy

Filename: sources-of-information-on-atomic-energy.pdf
ISBN: 9781483156002
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Number of pages: 258
Author: L. J. Anthony
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online Sources of Information on Atomic Energy in PDF and EPUB Sources of Information on Atomic Energy is a guide to available literature on atomic energy and to the organizations which originate atomic energy information. The book opens with a chapter that describes, in fairly simple terms, the various aspects of atomic energy and to show how they are related to each other and to other technologies. This is followed by separate chapters that describe the development, organization, and activities of the major national atomic energy projects and other national organizations concerned with atomic energy. These include United Kingdom and those Commonwealth countries which have well-developed atomic energy programs; the main sources of information in the United States; and atomic energy organization in the Soviet Union and some of the smaller countries in the Soviet Bloc. Also discussed are international atomic energy organizations and published literature of atomic energy. Although it is hoped that everyone seeking information in the nuclear energy field will find this guide useful, it has been written primarily with the needs of librarians and information officers in mind since they are often the first people to be approached when information is needed.


Contemporary Health Physics

Filename: contemporary-health-physics.pdf
ISBN: 9783527626793
Release Date: 2009-03-09
Number of pages: 720
Author: Joseph John Bevelacqua
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Contemporary Health Physics in PDF and EPUB This is the first text specifically designed to train potential health physicists to think and respond like professionals. Written by a former chairman of the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Panel of Examiners with more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in the field, it offers a balanced presentation of all the theoretical and practical issues essential for a full working knowledge of radiation exposure assessments. As the only book to cover the entire radiation protection field, it includes detailed coverage of the medical, university, reactor, fuel cycle, environmental and accelerator areas, while exploring key topics in radiation basics, external and internal dosimetry, the biological effects of ionizing radiation, and much more besides. Backed by more than 500 worked examples developed within the context of various scenarios and spanning the full spectrum of real-world challenges, it quickly instills in readers the professional acumen and practical skills they need to perform accurate radiation assessments in virtually any routine or emergency situation. The result is a valuable resource for upper-level students and anyone preparing to take the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Examination, as well as for professionals seeking to expand their scope and sharpen their skills.


Nuclear Authority

Filename: nuclear-authority.pdf
ISBN: 9781626161849
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Number of pages: 208
Author: Robert L. Brown
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Download and read online Nuclear Authority in PDF and EPUB Once dismissed as ineffectual, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has in the past twenty years emerged as a powerful international organization. Member states allow the IAEA to render judgment on matters vital to peace and security while nations around the globe comply with its rules and commands on proliferation, safety, and a range of other issues. Robert L. Brown details the IAEA’s role in facilitating both control of nuclear weapons and the safe exploitation of nuclear power. As he shows, the IAEA has acquired a surprising amount of power as states, for political and technological reasons, turn to it to supply policy cooperation and to act as an agent for their security and safety. The agency’s success in gaining and holding authority rests in part on its ability to apply politically neutral expertise that produces beneficial policy outcomes. But Brown also delves into the puzzle of how an agency created by states to aid cooperation has acquired power over them.


Progress Challenges and Opportunities for Converting U S and Russian Research Reactors

Filename: progress-challenges-and-opportunities-for-converting-u-s-and-russian-research-reactors.pdf
ISBN: 9780309253208
Release Date: 2012-02-24
Number of pages: 126
Author: U.S. Committee on Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Converting U.S. and Russian Reactors from Highly Enriched to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online Progress Challenges and Opportunities for Converting U S and Russian Research Reactors in PDF and EPUB Highly enriched uranium (HEU) is used for two major civilian purposes: as fuel for research reactors and as targets for medical isotope production. This material can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Stolen or diverted HEU can be used-in conjunction with some knowledge of physics-to build nuclear explosive devices. Thus, the continued civilian use of HEU is of concern particularly because this material may not be uniformly well-protected. To address these concerns, the National Research Council (NRC) of the U.S. National Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) held a joint symposium on June 8-10, 2011. Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Converting U.S. and Russian Research Reactors summarizes the proceedings of this joint symposium. This report addresses: (1) recent progress on conversion of research reactors, with a focus on U.S.- and R.F.-origin reactors; (2) lessons learned for overcoming conversion challenges, increasing the effectiveness of research reactor use, and enabling new reactor missions; (3) future research reactor conversion plans, challenges, and opportunities; and (4) actions that could be taken by U.S. and Russian organizations to promote conversion. The agenda for the symposium is provided in Appendix A, biographical sketches of the committee members are provided in Appendix B, and the report concludes with the statement of task in Appendix C.


An Atomic Empire

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ISBN: 9781908977441
Release Date: 2013-07-31
Number of pages: 368
Author: C N Hill
Publisher: World Scientific

Download and read online An Atomic Empire in PDF and EPUB Britain was the first country to exploit atomic energy on a large scale, and at its peak in the mid-1960s, it had generated more electricity from nuclear power than the rest of the world combined. The civil atomic energy programme grew out of the military programme which produced plutonium for atomic weapons. In 1956, Calder Hall power station was opened by the Queen. The very next year, one of the early Windscale reactors caught fire and the world's first major nuclear accident occurred. The civil programme ran into further difficulty in the mid-1960s and as a consequence of procrastination in the decision-making process, the programme lost momentum and effectively died. No nuclear power stations have been built since Sizewell B in the late 1980s. This book presents a study of Government papers that have recently become available in the public domain. For the first time in history, the research reactor programme is presented in detail, along with a study of the decision-making by the Government, the Atomic Energy Authority (AEA), and the Central Electricity Board (CEGB). This book is aimed at both specialists in nuclear power and the interested public as a technical history on the development and ultimate failure of the British atomic energy programme. Contents:IntroductionAtomic PhysicsPeople and PlacesThe British Production PilesThe British BombThe Windscale IncidentThe Fast ReactorPIPPA and Calder HallCTR and ZETAResearch ReactorsThe Magnox StationsThe Second Power Programme: The AlternativesThe Advanced Gas-Cooled ReactorThe SGHWRDRAGON and the HTRAtomic Energy at SeaFinale Readership: Readers with an interest in the history of atomic energy in the UK. Keywords:Atomic;Energy;Reactor Windscale;Sellafield;Harwell;AGR;MagnoxKey Features:At present, there are no other books which detail the history of Britain's atomic energy programmeIt is accessible to a general readership as well as specialists in the atomic energy industryWith a renewed interest in nuclear energy, this book is a timely study of the initial development of nuclear power and history of the British nuclear energy programme


Dictionary Thesaurus of Environment Health Safety

Filename: dictionary-thesaurus-of-environment-health-safety.pdf
ISBN: 0873718763
Release Date: 1992-08-20
Number of pages: 528
Author: Us Dept Energy
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Dictionary Thesaurus of Environment Health Safety in PDF and EPUB Dictionary & Thesaurus of Environment, Health & Safety is the first and only dictionary/thesaurus to focus on the usage and structure of environment, health, and safety terminology. Containing nearly 600 pages, this book features thousands of terms that may be hard to find in any other reference source. Thesaurus terms are presented under broad subject categories, and all acronyms found in the thesaurus are listed with their reciprocal phrases. A separate section features a mini-thesaurus for Department of Energy vocabulary. ANSI standards were used to construct the thesaurus, and definitions are included for most terms, with acronyms indicating the source(s) of the definitions. Dictionary & Thesaurus of Environment, Health & Safety provides a semantic structure for environment, health, and safety terminology and will prove invaluable for anyone involved in the management of programs and information systems that use these terms.


The Global Politics of Combating Nuclear Terrorism

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ISBN: 9781317989608
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Number of pages: 200
Author: William C. Potter
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Global Politics of Combating Nuclear Terrorism in PDF and EPUB The most difficult challenge for a terrorist organization seeking to build a nuclear weapon or improvised nuclear device is obtaining fissile material, either plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU). Experts acknowledge that obtaining HEU, uranium that has been processed to increase the proportion of the U-235 isotope to over 20%, is the most difficult challenge facing a state or non-state actor seeking to build a nuclear explosive. The large stocks of HEU in civilian use, many not adequately protected, are thus one of the greatest security risks facing the global community at present. This book contains chapters examining the various uses for this material and possible alternatives; the threat posed by this material; the economic, political and strategic obstacles to international efforts to end the use of HEU for commercial and research purposes; as well as new national and international measures that should be taken to further the elimination of HEU. This book was published as a special issue of The Nonproliferation Review.