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IAEA
  • Security of Radioactive Sources
    STI/PUB/1165, 617 pp.; 33 figures; 2003, ISBN 92-0-107403-4, English, 12 September 2003.
    The International Conference on Security of Radioactive Sources was organized with the aims of promoting information exchange on, and raising awareness of, key issues relating to the security of high risk radioactive sources, and of fostering a better understanding of the measures necessary to improve the security of such sources and to enhance preparedness for radiological emergencies. These proceedings contain the addresses and papers presented at the conference, as well as records of the discussions and the conference findings.

  • Radiological Conditions in Areas of Kuwait with Residues of Depleted Uranium
    STI/PUB/1164, 73 pp.; 12 figures; 2003, ISBN 92-0-106603-1, English, 10 September 2003.
    This report, prepared by an international group of experts, constitutes the first comprehensive radiological assessment of compliance with international radiation protection criteria and standards for areas with residues of depleted uranium munitions carried out under the auspices of the IAEA. It provides a detailed description of the IAEA’s investigation of the radiological conditions in areas of Kuwait with residues of depleted uranium, the results of the radiological assessment, the overall and site specific findings and conclusions of the assessment, and the recommendations of the expert group.

  • RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT - TURNING OPTIONS INTO SOLUTIONS
    IAEA, 2000. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions held during the Scientific Forum (19-20 September 2000) at the 44th Regular Session of the General Conference.

  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND NUCLEAR POWER
    IAEA, 1998. This brochure discusses the concerns that limit the acceptance of nuclear power - the perceived health effects, consequences of severe accidents, disposal of high level waste and nuclear proliferation. It outlines the distinct advantages of nuclear power and make extensive comparisons with other energy sources.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF RADIOACTIVE RELEASES - 1995
    Proceedings of a Symposium, Vienna, 8-12 May 1995
    International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1995 874 p.

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  • HEREDITARY EFFECTS OF RADIATION - 2001
    United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), 2001.
    UNSCEAR 2001 Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annex.
    This report includes an evaluation of those diseases, which have both hereditary and environmental components, the so-called multifactorial diseases. This report provides a unique scientific basis for estimating radiation risk, establishing radiation protection and safety standards and regulating radiation sources for governments and organizations throughout the world.
    http://www.unscear.org/reports/2001.html

  • SOURCES AND EFFECTS OF IONIZING RADIATION - 2000
    United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), 2000.
    2000 Report to the General Assembly, with scientific annexes.
    Volume I: SOURCES: http://www.unscear.org/reports/2000_1.html
    Volume II: EFECTS: http://www.unscear.org/reports/2000_2.html

 

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