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Nuclear Power Hazard Control Policy presents an analysis of the factors that appear to have influenced the formation and form of nuclear power hazard control policy in Britain. Particular attention is directed to those political groups that have developed a special interest in the problems of nuclear power, and to the interplay between organized groupings and public opinion generally. The metamorphosis of these groupings is traced from the origins of the nuclear industry in World War II to their prominent role during the Windscale Inquiry. This volume is comprised of nine chapters and begins with a simple account of the technical nature of nuclear hazards and of the legal and administrative framework that has been developed to control them. The subsequent chapters concentrate primarily on the influence exerted by social and political factors. Throughout the study, emphasis is given to the policy constraint imposed by increased expectations in the form of demands for higher standards of living, as well as improvements in the quality of the environment. The final chapter describes a model of the policy-making system that takes account of the consequences of variation with time in the environment surrounding the system. Appendices are included to provide a chronology of the relevant events and a summary of the administrative arrangements that various countries have made to control the safety of nuclear reactors. This monograph will be of value to policymakers concerned with the hazards of nuclear power and how to control them.
List of Figures
List of Tables
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Nature of Nuclear Power Hazards
FORMS OF RADIATION
WAYS RADIATION ARISES
HARM FROM RADIATION
PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION
COMPARISON OF RADIATION WITH OTHER HAZARDS
Chapter 3: Development of Nuclear Power and the Associated Policy
GROWTH OF NUCLEAR POWER
REACTOR SAFETY CRITERIA
Chapter 4: Legislation and Administration
Chapter 5: Economic Factors
SUPPLY AND DEMAND
COSTS AND BENEFITS
Chapter 6: Political Factors 1939–1952 The British Bomb
Chapter 7: Political Factors 1953–1970 Nuclear Power Arrives
1953 – 1960
1961 – 1965
1966 – 1970
Chapter 8: Political Factors 1971–1977 The Growth of Controversy
EVENTS IN BRITAIN
Chapter 9: Conclusions
CRITICAL REVIEW OF CONCLUSIONS
A MODEL OF THE NUCLEAR HAZARD CONTROL POLICY MAKING PROCESS
ADEQUACY OF THE MODEL
APPENDIX I: Chronology of Events
APPENDIX II: Summary of Administrative Arrangements to Control the Safety of Nuclear Power Reactors in Seventeen Countries with Nuclear Power Reactors in Operation in 1976
APPENDIX II: Professor Fremlin’s Answer to my Questions on the Windscale Inquiry
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- © Pergamon 1982
- 1st January 1982
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J C Consultancy Ltd, Godalming, Surrey, UK and John C Chicken Consultancy GmbH, Langenargen, FRG
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