Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080914292
  • ISBN-13: 9780080914299
  • DDC: 174.953972
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 408 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the major ethical and social issues resulting from the use of ionizing radiation. It covers topics such as nuclear fuel cycles, radioactive waste treatment, nuclear bomb testing, nuclear safety management, stakeholder engagement, cleanup after nuclear accidents, ecological risks from radiation, environmental justice, health and safety for radiation workers, radiation dose standards, the ethics of clinical radiology, and the principles of radiation protection and their ethical underpinnings. With authors ranging from philosophers to radiation protection officials and practitioners, the book spans from theoretical to practical implications of this important area of radiation risk assessment and management.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Ethical Principles for Radiation Protection.
3: Radiation Risks and the ICRP.
4: Moral Thinking and Radiation Protection.
5: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Radiation Ethicsa.
6: Ethical Aspects of Ecological Risks from Radiation.
7: Why Chemical Risk Assessment Can Learn from Radiation Risk Assessment.
8: Putting Protection to Practice.
9: Ethical Issues in Clinical Radiology.
10: Ethics in Practice—Protecting Workers.
11: ALARA: What Is Reasonably Achievable?.
12: Lessons Learned from Nuclear Accidents.
13: Lessons Learned from the Chernobyl Accident in Norway.
14: Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster.
15: Environmental Injustice Inherent in Radiation Dose Standards.
16: Safety Culture and Safety Quality.
17: Proliferation and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
18: The Legacies of Soviet Nuclear Testing in Kazakhstan: Fallout, Public Health and Societal Issues.
19: Moral Dilemmas of Uranium and Thorium Fuel Cycles.
20: Public Participation.
21: Social Identities and Public Uptake of Science: Chernobyl, Sellafield, and Environmental Radioactivity Sciences.
22: Stakeholder Engagement in Regaining Decent Living Conditions after Chernobyl.
23: Public Participation—Potential and Pitfalls.
24: Compensation or Bribery? Ethical Issues in Relation to Radwaste Host Communities.