Safety and Environmental Aspects of Nuclear Reactors

  • I. R. Cameron


In recent years, increasing emphasis has been placed on the safety and environmental aspects of nuclear reactors. In some cases, public opposition has led to long delays in construction and even to the cancellation of projected power plants. While public concern has been expressed over a wide range of aspects of nuclear power, such as the possibility of proliferation of nuclear weapons arising from a move to a plutonium-based breeder reactor program, the principal source of controversy has centered around the potential effects of radiation exposure to the population either from normal operation of reactors or as a result of some postulated accident which could release radioactivity to the environment.


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  • I. R. Cameron
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  1. 1.University of New BrunswickSaint John, New BrunswickCanada

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