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Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management

This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the major ethical and social issues resulting from the use of ionizing radiation. It covers topics such as nuclear fuel cycles, radioactive waste treatment, nuclear bomb testing, nuclear safety management, stakeholder engagement, cleanup after nuclear accidents, ecological risks from radiation, environmental justice, health and safety for radiation workers, radiation dose standards, the ethics of clinical radiology, and the principles of radiation protection and their ethical underpinnings. With authors ranging from philosophers to radiation protection officials and practitioners, the book spans from theoretical to practical implications of this important area of radiation risk assessment and management.


Health physics specialists, radiation protection authorities, industry and regulators, risk assessors and managers, students in applied ethics

Hardbound, 408 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-045015-5


  • Preface
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Ethical principles for radiation protection
    2. Radiation risks and the ICRP
    3. Moral thinking and radiation protection
    4. A cross-cultural approach to radiation ethics
    5. Ethical aspects of ecological risks from radiation
    6. Why chemical risk assessment can learn from radiation protection
    Part II. Putting protection to practice
    7. Ethical issues in clinical radiology
    8. Ethics in practice - protecting workers
    9. ALARA: What is reasonably achievable?
    Part III. Nuclear accidents and how to prevent them
    10. Lessons learned from the Chernobyl accident in Norway
    11. Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster
    12. Environmental injustice in radiation dose standards
    13. Safety culture and safety quality
    Part IV. Proliferation and the nuclear fuel cycle
    14. The legacies of Soviet nuclear testing in Kazakhstan
    15. Moral dilemmas of uranium and thorium fuel cycles
    Part V. Public participation
    16. Social identities and public uptake of science
    17. Stakeholder Engagement in regaining living conditions after Chernobyl
    18. Public Participation - potential and pitfalls
    19. Can radwaste host communities be compensated without being bribed?


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