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Author Valkovi, Vlado.

Title Radioactivity in the environment / Vlado Valkovi.

Publication Info. London : Elsevier Science, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Elsevier ScienceDirect Ebook  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 23, 2019).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Radioactivity in the Environment, Second Edition, presents the facts on the presence of both natural and manmade radionuclides in the environment. Sources of ionizing radiation that can lead to human exposure are discussed, including natural sources, nuclear explosions, nuclear power generation, the use of radiation in medical, industrial and research purposes, and radiation-emitting consumer products. In this thoroughly updated edition, users will find new sections on developments in radioactive nuclides in nature and technologically modified exposure to natural radiation, new threats by terrorist individuals, groups and countries, changes to the status of nuclear power in the world, and more. Additional new sections cover radioisotopes in geo-prospecting and the oil industry, the use of radiation in environmental protection, detector types and detectors used for personal dosimetry, the "Dirty Bomb", the Fukushima accident, and North Korea testing sites and nuclear capabilities.
Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Radioactive Nuclides in Nature; 3. Technologically Modified Exposure to Natural Radiation; 4. Man Made Radioactivity; 5. Measurements of Radioactivity; 6. Radiation Safety; 7. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle; 8. The Bomb; 9. Monitoring Accidentally Released Radionuclides in the Environment; 10. Bomb Test Sites; 11. International Safeguards; 12. Environmental Monitoring for Safeguards; 13. Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Subject Radiation, Background.
Radioisotopes -- Environmental aspects.
Background Radiation
Fond de rayonnement.
Isotopes radioactifs -- Aspect de l'environnement.
SCIENCE / Physics / Quantum Theory.
Radiation, Background. (OCoLC)fst01086980
Radioisotopes -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01088162
Other Form: Print version: 0444641467 9780444641465 (OCoLC)1077482097
ISBN 9780444642134 (electronic bk.)
0444642137 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000065334990
AU@ 000065663040

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