ERIC Number: ED070606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Nuclear Power and the Environment.
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria).
This booklet is a summary of an international symposium, held in August 1970 in New York City, on the environmental aspects of nuclear power stations. The symposium was convened under the sponsorship of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (USAEC). The information is presented in a condensed and readily understandable form, and it is hoped that it will be useful to those interested in a summary view of the public health and environmental aspects of nuclear power production. Contents are organized according to major headings as follows: "The Role of Atomic Energy in Meeting Future Power Needs,""Radiation Protection Standards,""Safe Handling of Radioactive Materials,""Other Impacts,""Public Health Considerations," and "Summary." Included in the summary are lists of "pertinent publications" of the IAEA, the World Health Organization (WHO), other international bodies, and a list of consultants and contributors. In addition to the symposium summary, this booklet also contains contributions supplied by 28 experts from IAEA and WHO and a number of member states. (LK)
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Authoring Institution: International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria).