Nuclear Hazards Books

Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

By Alexey V. Yablokov (Center for Russian Environmental Policy, Moscow, Russia), Vassily B. Nesterenko, and Alexey V. Nesterenko (Institute of Radiation Safety, Minsk, Belarus). Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger (Environmental Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan). Volume 1181, December 2009.

This volume, written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Although there has been much discussion concerning the impacts of nuclear accidents, and Chernobyl in particular, never before has there been a comprehensive presentation of all the available information concerning the health and environmental effects of the low dose radioactive contaminants that were emitted from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The official discussions emanating from the IAEA and associated UN agencies (e.g. the Chernobyl Forum reports) have largely downplayed or ignored many of the findings reported in the Eastern European scientific literature and as a consequence these reports have erred on the side of negative findings simply because much of what was known was not included in their assessments.  This new book provides a complete and extensive summary of all known research, including that published in Russian and Ukrainian, and provides new insights to the likely long term health and environmental consequences of nuclear accidents.

Metal of Dishonor-Depleted Uranium: How the Pentagon Radiates Soldiers & Civilians with DU Weapons
From International Action Center

John Catalinotto (Editor), Sara Flounders (Editor)

Publisher: International Action Center; Uab edition (1997); ISBN: 0965691608

In May, 1997, the International Action Center published a book of essays and lectures on depleted uranium: the contamination of the planet by the United States military. In addition to exposing the deadly duplicity of the Department of Defense, the book documents the genocide of Native Americans and Iraqis by military radiation, the connection between depleted uranium and Gulf War Syndrome, the underestimated dangers from low-level radiation, the legal ramifications of DU Production and Use, and the growing movement against DU. 

No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth
By Rosealie Bertell

Why do governments consistently claim that there is "no immediate danger" from low-level radiation? Why do researchers in this area continually find that they come up against the military?


We know we face extinction if nuclear war ever begins. But this unique book says something new. We face the same extinction even if the bombs never fall. The production alone of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons is initiating the death crisis of our species.

Dr. Rosalie Bertell's research suggests that escalating radiation levels have already caused some 16 million casualties. Yet even after Three-Mile Island, Windscale (Sellafield) and other catastrophes, politicians and establishment scientists are assuring us that we have nothing to fear. No Immediate Danger looks to the peace movements worldwide, and to the women's movement in particular, to force the radical changes that are necessary for the survival of life on this earth.

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