Nuclear Disasters & The Built Environment

Nuclear Disasters & The Built Environment

A Report to the Royal Institute of British Architects

1st Edition - March 21, 1990

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  • Authors: Philip Steadman, Simon Hodgkinson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483106229

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Nuclear Disasters & the Built Environment discusses the effects of nuclear disasters on the built environment. The book is comprised of 10 chapters that are organized into three parts. Part I provides an introductory discourse and covers nuclear reactions and radiation. Part II discusses nuclear reactor accidents; this part tackles several concerns such as nuclear safety and risk; contamination of urban areas; and emergency planning. Part III deals with topics concerning nuclear war, such as nuclear weapons, damages, and consequences. The text will be of great interest to readers concerned with the implication of the use of nuclear technology.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Part I

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Nuclear Reactions and Radiation

    Part II: Nuclear Reactor Accidents

    Chapter 3: Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Risks

    Chapter 4: Reactor Accidents and the Contamination of Urban Areas

    Chapter 5: Emergency Planning for Reactor Accidents

    Chapter 6: Mitigating the Long-term Consequences of Contamination of Land and Buildings

    Conclusions to Part II, and Recommendations

    Part III: Nuclear War

    Chapter 7: Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Attacks

    Chapter 8: Damage to Buildings from Nuclear Explosions

    Chapter 9: Consequences of Nuclear Attack on Britain

    Chapter 10: Mitigating the Consequences of Nuclear Attack

    Conclusions to Part III, and Recommendations


Product details

  • No. of pages: 142
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
  • Published: March 21, 1990
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483106229

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Philip Steadman

Simon Hodgkinson

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