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Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.001.0001

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Nuclear, radiological, and related weapons

Nuclear, radiological, and related weapons

Chapter:
(p.220) 12 Nuclear, radiological, and related weapons
Source:
Terrorism and Public Health
Author(s):

Patrice M. Sutton

Robert M. Gould

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0012

This chapter describes nuclear, radiological, and related weapons; their use, their proliferation, and adverse consequences of production and use. It describes international measures to control nuclear weapons, the prevention of nuclear terrorism, safeguarding nuclear power facilities and nuclear weapon stockpiles, ending proliferation of fissile materials and nuclear weapons while promoting disarmament, and nuclear abolition.

Keywords:   terrorism, nuclear weapons, radiological weapons, dirty bombs, atomic bombs, radioactive materials, radiation sickness, nuclear terrorism, fissile materials, Partial Test Ban Treaty

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