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Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology : Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology - Jeffery Lewins

Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology

Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology

By: Jeffery Lewins (Editor), Martin Becker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1997
ISBN: 9780306456046
Number Of Pages: 281

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The present review volume not only covers a wide range of topics pertinent to nuclear science and technology, but has attracted a distinguished international authorship, for which the editors are grateful. The opening review by Drs. Janet Tawn and Richard Wakeford addresses the difficult matter of questioning sci- tific hypotheses in a court of law. The United Kingdom experienced a substantial nuclear accident in the 1950s in the form of the Windscale Pile fire. This in itself had both good and bad consequences; the setting up of a licensing authority to ensure nuclear safety was one, the understandable public sentiment concerning nuclear power (despite the fire occurring in a weapons pile) the other. Windscale today is subsumed in the reprocessing plant at Sellafield operated by British Nuclear Fuels plc and it was inevitable perhaps that when an excess cluster of childhood leukaemia was observed in the nearby village of Seascale that public concern should be promoted by the media, leading to the hearing of a claim of compensation brought on behalf of two of the families of BNFLs workers who had suffered that loss. The review article demonstrates the complexity of und- standing such a claim against the statistical fluctuations inherent and shows how the courts were persuaded of the need to propose a biological mechanism if responsibility were to be held. The Company were undoubtedly relieved by the finding.

From reviews of previous volumes in the series `Good solid material for professional nuclear power engineers.' Physics in Technology

Childhood Leukaemia and Radiation: The Sellafield Judgment
Reactor Dynamics from Monte Carlo Calculations
Notes on a Simplified Tour: From the Fourier to the Wavelet Transform
Genetic Algorithms for Incore Fuel Management and Other Recent Developments in Optimisation
The Computerization of Nuclear Power Plant Control Rooms
Consequences of Chernobyl: A View Ten Years On
Dynamic Reliability
Index
Table of Contents for Volumes 10-24
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780306456046
ISBN-10: 0306456044
Series: Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology : Book 25
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 30th June 1997
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.6