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The Radiation Legacy of the Soviet Nuclear Complex
An Analytical Overview

ISBN 9781138984462
Published May 13, 2016 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

A study of the legacy of nuclear contamination in the Soviet Union. It gives the location and characteristics of the accumulated radioactive material and wastes by each sector, from ore and mining to use and disposal. It describes types of storage, capacity and utilization, age and location. It gives information on the territories and locations contaminated, by normal operations and by accidents, from which strategic plans for remediation can be formulated.

Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction * Mining, Processing, and Enrichment of Uranium Ores * The Industrial Complex for Uranium Enrichment * Nuclear Fuel Production * Nuclear Power Plants * Naval Application of Power * Nuclear Research Reactors and Nuclear Research Centres * Plutonium Production and Radiochemical Reprocessing of Spent Nuclear Fuel * Nuclear Weapons Production * Nuclear Explosions * Storage and Reprocessing of Nonreactor Radioactive Wastes and Spent Ionizing Radiation Sources * Conclusion * Appendices * Index

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'An excellent volume that gives the highlights of more than forty years of nuclear idustry and weapons related production in the former Soviet Union... well-written and well-edited.' International Journla of Environment and Pollution