TITLE

Getting critical

AUTHOR(S)
Edwards, Rob
PUB. DATE
October 1999
SOURCE
New Scientist;10/30/99, Vol. 164 Issue 2210, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Analyzes the factors contributory to nuclear disasters. Number of direct fatalities in nuclear accidents since 1945; Deaths from irradiation; decrease in frequency of incidents with increase in expertise; Miscalculation of critical mass of uranium and plutonium; Necessity of improving safety measures.
ACCESSION #
2477974

 

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