Chapter 6: Risk and Safety Issues and INES, International Nuclear Event Scale

January 2007
Nuclear Energy Report;2007, Issue 1, p54
Market Research Report
The article presents the sixth section of the "Nuclear Energy Report" for 2007, that focuses on the risk and safety issues facing the nuclear energy industry. It describes the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) introduced by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and cites nuclear power plant accidents, such as the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. It also addresses the question on nuclear reactor explosion risk and discusses the environmental benefits of nuclear power.


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