Environmental Radioactivity From Natural, Industrial And Military Sources: From Natural, Industrial…

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byEisenbud, Merrill, Merrill Eisenbud

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Environmental Radioactivity from Natural, Industrial, and Military Sourcesis the comprehensive source of information on radiation in the environment and human exposure to radioactivity. This Fourth Edition isa complete revision and extension of the classic work, reflecting major new developments and concerns as the Cold War ended, nuclear weapons began to be dismantled, and cleanup of the nuclear weapons facilities assumed center stage. Contamination from accidents involving weapons, reactors, and radionuclide sources are discussed in an updated chapter, including the latest information about the effects of the Chernobyl accident. Important revisions are also made to the chapters on natural radioactivity, nuclear fuels and power reactors, radioactive waste management, and various other sources of exposure. Several chapters provide primers for readers who may not be familiar with the fundamentals of radiation biology, protection standards, and pathways for the environmental transport of radionuclides. An Appendix lists the properties of the more important radionuclides found in the environment. The book concludes with a commentary on contemporary social aspects of radiation exposure and risks that offers analternative view to current, often excessive concerns over radiation, nuclear technology, and waste.

  • Describes every important source of environmental radioactivity
  • Reviews the vexing problems of radioactive waste management and clean-up of contaminated sites
  • Contains measured or projected radiation dose estimates for the major sources
  • Features 126 figures, 80 tables, and more than 1200 references
  • Discusses current problems in historical context
  • The two authors bring more than 75 years of combined experience with environmental radioactivity
  • Provides an understanding of the sources of environmental radioactivity and human exposure from the mining of ores to final disposal of wastes
  • Thoroughly reviews important contamination accidents

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Environmental Radioactivity from Natural, Industrial, and Military Sourcesis the comprehensive source of information on radiation in the environment and human exposure to radioactivity. This Fourth Edition isa complete revision and extension of the classic work, reflecting major new developments and concerns as the Cold War ended, nucl...

Tom Gesell is a member of the Health Physics Society and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, and serves on federal advisory committees and is a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has made close to 100 contributions to the scientific literature and has edited compendia on natural radiatio...

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Format:OtherDimensions:656 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 1997Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The Biological Basis of Radiation Protection Radiation Protection Standards Atmospheric Pathways Terrestrial and Aquatic Pathway Natural Radioactivity Production and Reprocessing of Nuclear Fuels Power Reactors Nuclear Weapons Various Other Sources of Exposure Radioactive Waste Management Experience with Radioactive Contamination Due to Accidents Methods of Environmental Surveillance Radiological Assessment and its Application to Dose Reconstruction Remediation of Contaminated Sites Radiation Exposure and Risks: Some Contemporary Social Aspects Appendix: The Properties of Certain Radionuclides