Nuclear Power Plants--Double-Edged Swords
- Â¼ of U.S. nuclear plants leak radiation. Etnier, Carl // Adirondack Daily Enterprise;3/26/2010, Vol. 117 Issue 73, p4
In this article the author comments on the impact of the nuclear plants leak radiation in the U.S.
- Interagency radiation emergency plan. // Disasters: Preparedness & Mitigation in the Americas;Oct2010, Issue 114, p10
The article offers information on the third edition of the "Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organization."
- New work on the benefits of environmental regulation: Discussion. Opaluch, James J. // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Dec93, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p1283
Discusses the value of using comparison approach on the issue of environmental regulations on nuclear power. Basis of thought process on the benefits of two alternatives; Untenability of public perceptions to expert assessments.
- Radiation risks. Darby, Sarah // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/16/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7216, p1019
Discusses radiation risks from nuclear power plants. Public mistrust on nuclear power; Epidemiology of nuclear radiation exposures; Advantages and disadvantages of nuclear radiation.
- Elevated Childhood Cancer Incidence Proximate to U.S. Nuclear Power Plants. Mangano, Joseph J.; Sherman, Janette; Chang, Carolyn; Dave, Amie; Feinberg, Elyssa; Frimer, Marina // Archives of Environmental Health;Feb2003, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p74
Numerous reports document elevated cancer rates among children living near nuclear facilities in various nations. Little research has examined U.S. rates near the nation's 103 operating reactors. This article presents a study which determined that cancer incidence for children less than 10 years...
- Nuclear advice. // New Scientist;11/10/90, Vol. 128 Issue 1742, p19
Presents recommendations by Britain's National Radiological Protection Board that in the case of a nuclear emergency, countermeasures should include sheltering and the use of iodate tablets.
- Nuclear Sites and Leukemia. Friedrich, M. J. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/15/2011, Vol. 305 Issue 23, p2402
The article reports that a study from the British Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment has revealed that the risk of childhood leukemia does not increase if a person lives near a nuclear power plant.
- Environmental Exposure Assessment for Emergency Response in a Nuclear Power Plant Using an Integrated Source Term and 3D Numerical Model. Tseng, C.; Chang, Ni-Bin // Environmental Modeling & Assessment;Dec2009, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p661
Nuclear power plants are normally assumed to be safe when their radiation impact in all operational states is kept at a reasonably low level. However, accidentally released radioactive substances and ionizing radiation may lead to a situation that cannot maintain the regulatory prescribed dose...
- Upgrading the Disaster. Park, Alice // Time International (Atlantic Edition);4/25/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 16, p16
The article reports that Japanese nuclear-safety officials raised their assessment of the nuclear-incident severity level of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident, which makes it comparable to the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine.