Chapter 5. Nuclear Events and Incidents

  1. Larry A. Burchfield President Chief Executive Officer

Published Online: 16 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch5

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

How to Cite

Burchfield, L. A. (2009) Nuclear Events and Incidents, in Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch5

Author Information

  1. Radiochemistry Society, Richland, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793335

Online ISBN: 9780470495780

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Keywords:

  • nuclear events and incidents;
  • nuclear arms in wrong hands;
  • radiological fallout and failure of diplomacy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Search for Nuclear Substances

  • Diplomatic Reasoning

  • Inferring Nuclear Intent

  • Nuclear Arms in the Wrong Hands

  • A More Active Defense

  • Should Diplomacy Fail

  • A Closer Look at Nuclear Weapons

  • Nuclear Blast Force

  • Nuclear Thermal Force

  • Radioactive Force

  • Radiological Dispersion Devices