Preparing for nuclear power plant accidents

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Westview Press, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 537 pages
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This book appraises the current understanding of nuclear power plant accidents and the challenges posed to emergency planners. The contributors address the crucial need for real-time monitoring of both the development of the accident and the dispersion of radiation into the atmosphere. They also consider a broad range of other factors and approaches, including emergency action-level guidelines, organizational designs, effective emergency medical response, probabilistic risk analysis, public perceptions of nuclear accident risks, public responses to various warning systems, and the effects of high stress on the behavior of power plant workers.
Drawing together major implications of research and recent experience, the contributors propose strategies for more effective future planning. The book focuses specifically on the lessons of Chernobyl and recent developments in emergency planning in Europe.

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Contents

Potential Characteristics of Severe Reactor Accidents
31
Monitoring and Modelling Atmospheric Dispersion
73
Safety Status of Nuclear Reactors and Classification
123
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The authors have studied the socioeconomic effects of nuclear waste storage for over a decade