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.
how civil nuclear technology is the safe green solution"
a student lecture (May 2007)
"How dangerous is
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)
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"
“Wormwood Forest”, a natural
history of Chernobyl, Mary Mycio
Radiation, Science &
for a new approach"