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Radioactivity in the Environment : Physicochemical aspects and applications - Vlado Valkovic

Radioactivity in the Environment

Physicochemical aspects and applications

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Published: 10th October 2000
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Numerous sources of ionizing radiation can lead to human exposure: natural sources, nuclear explosions, nuclear power generation, use of radiation in medical, industrial and research purposes, and radiation emitting consumer products. Before assessing the radiation dose to a population one requires a precise knowledge of the activity of a number of radionuclides. The basis for the assessment of the dose to a population from a release of radioactivity to the environment, the estimation of the potential clinical heath effects due to the dose received and, ultimately, the implementation of countermeasures to protect the population, is the measurement of radioactive contamination in the environment after the release.
It is the purpose of this book to present the facts about the presence of radionuclides in the environment, natural and man made. There is no aspect of radioactivity, which has marked the passing century, not mentioned or discussed in this book.

Chapter headings:lt;/b>
Introduction
Radioactive Nuclides in Nature
Technologically Modified Exposure to Natural Radiation
Man Made Radioactivity
Measurements of Radioactivity
Radiation Safety
Nuclear Fuel Cycle for Electricity Generation
The Bomb
Monitoring Accidentally Released Radionuclides in the Environment
The Bomb Test Sites
International Safeguards
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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ISBN: 9780444829542
ISBN-10: 0444829547
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 10th October 2000
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.41