Industrial and Medical Nuclear Accidents

Environmental, Ecological, Health and Socio-economic Consequences

Volume 2 – Radioactive Risk SET Coordinated by Jean-Claude Amiard

Industrial and Medical Nuclear Accidents

Jean-Claude Amiard, CNRS, France

ISBN : 9781786303349

Publication Date : June 2019

Hardcover 334 pp

155.00 USD



The peaceful use of atomic energy has given rise to a variety of nuclear accidents from the start. This concerns all forms of use, industrial and medical.

For each accident, Industrial and Medical Nuclear Accidents details the contamination of the environment, flora and fauna, and quantifies the effects of ionizing radiation. The book also examines the adverse effects on the health, both physical and mental, of the human populations concerned. The monetary cost is also evaluated.

The research presented in this book is based on scientifically recognized publications and on the reports of national and international organizations competent in this field (IAEA, WHO, UNSCEAR, IRSN, etc.). The book contains chapters devoted to the most recent accidents (Chernobyl and Fukushima), with a large body of institutional and academic literature.


1. Classification of Civil, Industrial and Medical Nuclear Accidents.
2. Accidents Related to Nuclear Power Production.
3. The Extremely Serious Nuclear Accident at Chernobyl.
4. Fukushima’s Serious Nuclear Accidents.
5. Industrial and Medical Radiology Accidents.

About the authors/editors

Jean-Claude Amiard is a Doctor of Radioecology, Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS and former Associate Professor in Quebec and China. He is the author of more than 200 publications, 70 books or book chapters and 150 presentations in international conferences.

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