A Fresh Look at Nuclear safety



A new book (October 2009)

"Radiation and Reason: The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear "  
Professor Wade Allison,  Physics Dept and Keble College, Oxford

The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 created a shockwave in the public understanding of science. To this day a quite exceptional attitude is still taken to the safety of nuclear radiation despite its widespread use in medicine -- this is quite unjustifiable. This conclusion, though independent of climate change, is important to the future of civil nuclear power as the carbon-free large-scale answer to the energy problem -- an answer that needs to be given before tomorrow.

"Understanding how civil nuclear technology is the safe green solution"
a student lecture (May 2007)
"How dangerous is ionising radiation?" a Colloquium given in Physics Dept, Oxford (Nov 2006), and a  fuller written text
"A total rethink of the safety of nuclear radiation" a popular article (April 2006)  
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Wade Allison teaches physics at Oxford, incl. nuclear physics and medical physics [but he has no involvement with the nuclear industry]. contact by email
A recent book "Fundamental Physics for Probing and Imaging"

"Radiation and Health"

Wormwood Forest”, a natural
 history of Chernobyl, Mary Mycio

Radiation, Science & Health,

"Time for a new approach"