Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

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Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis comprehensively explains methods used for estimating risk to people exposed to radioactive materials released to the environment by nuclear facilities or in an emergency such as a nuclear terrorist event. This is the first book that merges the diverse disciplines necessary for estimating where radioactive materials go in the environment and the risk they present to people. It is not only essential to managers and scientists, but is also a teaching text. The chapters are arranged to guide the reader through the risk assessment process, beginning with the source term (where the radioactive material comes from) and ending with the conversion to risk. In addition to presenting mathematical models used in risk assessment, data is included so the reader can perform the calculations. Each chapter also provides example and working problems. The book will be a critical component of the rebirth of nuclear energy now taking place, as well as an essential resource to prepare for and respond to a nuclear more

Product details

  • Hardback | 728 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 46mm | 1,159.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195127277
  • 9780195127270
  • 2,060,394

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...the revised edition of the 1983 book is a welcome addition to the published literature. It is based on many years of experience by acknowledged experts in their fields and will serve as an excellent textbook for students of this discipline and as a reference book for practitioners.... universally valid and applicable. * Health Physics Society *show more

About John E. Till

John E. Till is president and founder of Risk Assessment Corporation (RAC), based in Neeses. South Carolina. Helen A. Grogan is president of Cascade Scientific, Inc., based in Bend, more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Radiological Assessment Process, John E. Till, Ph.D. ; Chapter 2. Radionuclide Source Terms, Paul G. Voilleque, M.S. ; Chapter 3. Atmospheric Transport of Radionuclides, Todd V. Crawford, Ph.D; Charles W. Miller, Ph.D; and Allen H. Weber, Ph.D. ; Chapter 4. Surface Water Transport of Radionuclides, Yasuo Onishi, Ph.D. ; Chapter 5. Transport of Radionuclides in Groundwater, Richard B. Codell, Ph.D., and James O. Duguid, Ph.D. ; Chapter 6. Terrestrial Food Chain Pathways: Concepts and Models, F. Ward Whicker, Ph.D., and Arthur S. Rood, M.S. ; Chapter 7. Aquatic Food Chain Pathways: Concepts and Models, Steven M. Bartell, Ph.D., and Ying Feng, Ph.D. ; Chapter 8. Site Conceptual Exposure Models, James R. Rocco; Elisabeth A. Stetar, CHP; Lesley Hay Wilson, Ph.D. ; Chapter 9. Internal Dosimetry, John W. Poston, Sr., Ph.D., and John R. Ford, Ph.D. ; Chapter 10. External Dosimetry, David. C. Kocher, Ph.D. ; Chapter 11. Estimating and Applying Uncertainty in Assessment Models, Thomas B. Kirchner, Ph.D. ; Chapter 12. The Risks from Exposure to Ionizing Radiation, Roger C. Clarke, Emeritus Member, ICRP ; Chapter 13. The Role of Epidemiology in Estimating Radiation Risk: Basic Methods and Applications, Owen J. Devine, Ph.D., and Paul L. Garbe, DVM ; Chapter 14. Model Validation, Helen A. Grogan, Ph.D. ; Chapter 15. Regulations for Radionuclides in the Environment, David. C. Kocher, more