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The Legacy of Nuclear Power
By Andrew Blowers, Professor Emeritus in Social Sciences, Open University

Nuclear energy leaves behind an infinitely dangerous legacy of radioactive wastes in places that are remote and polluted landscapes of risk. Four of these places - Hanford (USA) where the plutonium for the first atomic bombs was made, Sellafield, where the UK’s nuclear legacy is concentrated, controversial La Hague the heart of the French nuclear industry, and Gorleben, the focal point of nuclear resistance in Germany - provide the narratives for this unique account of the legacy of nuclear power.

A User's Guide to the Solar Revolution by Keith Barnham

Barnham answers the burning question of our age: how to supply the power our society demands while avoiding environmental catastrophe. The threat of global warming, oil depletion and nuclear disaster is ever-present. There is a growing risk of environmental damage from fracking and shale-oil extraction, deforestation and drilling for fossil fuels in sensitive environments.

A life cycle in trouble
The Lean Guide to Nuclear Energy
A Life-Cycle in Trouble by David Fleming
The Lean Guide to Nuclear Energy

The policy argument is familiar: we have an energy problem - oil, gas and coal are all in trouble in their different ways. Therefore we must use nuclear energy, there is no alternative. But the argument and its conclusion do not join up. The fact that the alternatives are in trouble does not tell us anything about whether nuclear energy is the solution. And in fact, nuclear energy is in the biggest trouble of all.

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report
The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014
The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014

The world's nuclear statistics are distorted by an anomaly whose cause is not technical but political. Three years after the Fukushima events started unfolding on 11 March 2011, government, industry and international institutional organizations continue to misrepresent the effects of the disaster on the Japanese nuclear program. To find a more appropriate way to deal with this situation, the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014 proposes a new category called Long-Term Outage.

Costs, risks, and myths of nuclear power
Costs, Risks, and Myths of Nuclear Power
Edited by Ray Acheson. Published by Reaching Critical Will, a project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

This world-wide study on the implications of the catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station is a collaborative work of non-governmental researchers, scientists, and activists. It was released on 11 September 2011, six months after the disaster at Fukushima and in advance of the high-level meeting on nuclear safety and security that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened at the United Nations.

Wings of Death: Nuclear Pollution and Human Health
by Chris Busby

Wings of Death is a powerfully written attack on the rigidity of scientific culture - the first chapter is entitled "The Emperor's New Clothes". More specifically it attacks the culture of the transnational radiation protection community and the conventional model of radiation biology.

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Recommendations of the European Committee on Radiation Risk 2010. The Health Effects of Ionising Radiation Exposure at Low Doses for Radiation Protection Purposes.
Edited by Chris Busby with Rosalie Bertell, Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake, Molly Scott Cato and Alexey Yablokov
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This volume is essential reading for anyone involved in legislation in this area and should also be of interest to members of the public who need to estimate the effects of nuclear discharges.

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MELTDOWN: The Collapse of the Nuclear Dream
by Crispin Aubrey

Meltdown tells the story of how an industry which promised an endless supply of cheap, safe energy simply failed to deliver. And, with privitisation of the power industry, it tries to answer the vexed question: if nuclear fuel is abandoned, what will take its place?

Radiation: The Facts

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Lay people often get confused by the jargon. This fact sheet sets out the principles, explains the main biological effects of radiation. A useful booklet for anyone who wants to get to grips with the science behind radiation and its potential effects on human health. Simple and easy to understand. Download pdf.

Still Fighting for Gemma
by Susan D'Arcy & Rob Edwards 1995.

At the age of three, Gemma D'Arcy was diagnosed as having a rare and incurable form of leukaemia. Her mother Susan became convinced that radiation from the nearby Sellafield plant where her husband worked was the cause.


Through the eyes of children. This book will give you an idea about Belarusians. It is made up of essays written by schoolchildren concerned with Chernobyl. It gives a true coverage of the tragedy of the entire people.

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Evidence of significant enriched uranium atomic fuel contamination of the Hinkley Point proposed nuclear site in Somerset and its potential implications by Chris Busby & Cecily Collingridge, 2011.
In this report for Green Audit, analysis is presented showing the presence of enriched uranium contamination on the site proposed for the new nuclear reactors. Examining gamma spectroscopy radioactivity data tables that formed part of the Environment Impact Statement EIS supplied by EDF Energy, it was possible to show that the 2square kilometer site contained approximately 10 tonnes of enriched uranium reactor fuel. Download

Cancer Mortality and Proximity to Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station in Somerset 1995-1998:
Authors: Chris Busby PhD, Paul Dorfman BSc & Helen Rowe BA. Download in three parts
Part 1: Breast Cancer Part 1:
Breast Cancer
Part 2: Prostate Cancer Part 2:
Prostate Cancer
art 3: All malignancies, lung and stomach Cancer Part 3:
All malignancies, lung and stomach Cancer

Leukaemia Incidence in Somerset with Particular Reference to Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station
Somerset Health Authority 1988: C Bowie MCRP MFCM and P D Ewings PhD
'Leukaemia Incidence in Somerset with Particular Reference to Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station' Download. [NB Apologies for the quality. One page is out of order and two are blank, though nothing is missing.]

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