Nuclear Power Hazard Control Policy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080232553, 9781483182063

Nuclear Power Hazard Control Policy

1st Edition

Authors: John C. Chicken
eBook ISBN: 9781483182063
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 282
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Nuclear Power Hazard Control Policy provides an analysis of the elements that influenced the development and type of policies on the hazard control of nuclear power in Britain. The book starts with an account of the nuclear hazards and its legal and administrative basis of control. A section of the book is focused on the creation and implementation of policies. The book analyzes some types of radiation and how it is released. The diseases that develop from certain exposure to radiation are also explained. The economic aspects of nuclear power utilization are discussed in detail. Some historical accounts of significance to the study are evaluated. Events such as the British bomb and the arrival of nuclear power are some of the events. The final chapter of the book discusses a possible policy- making system that considers the changes in the environment surrounding the system. The text is intended for legislators, lawyers, nuclear physicists, students, and researchers in the field of law.

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Nature of Nuclear Power Hazards Chapter 3 Development of Nuclear Power and the Associated Policy Chapter 4 Legislation and Administration Chapter 5 Economic Factors Chapter 6 Political Factors 1939-1952 The British Bomb Chapter 7 Political Factors 1953-1970 Nuclear Power Arrives Chapter 8 Political Factors 1971-1977 The Growth of Controversy Chapter 9 Conclusions 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 Appendix II in 1976 Appendix III Professor Fremlin's Answers to My Questions on the Windscale Inquiry Bibliography Glossary Index


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John C. Chicken

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J C Consultancy Ltd, Godalming, Surrey, UK and John C Chicken Consultancy GmbH, Langenargen, FRG

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