Nuclear Emergencies

A Holistic Approach to Preparedness and Response

  • Georg Steinhauser
  • Akio Koizumi
  • Katsumi Shozugawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Georg Steinhauser, Akio Koizumi, Katsumi Shozugawa
    Pages 1-4
  3. Valery Kashparov
    Pages 23-36
  4. Masaharu Maeda, Yuliya Lyamzina, Akiko Ito
    Pages 63-75
  5. Takashi Eto, Yun-shan Chung, Daniel K. Ebner, Kouji H. Harada, Jinro Ishizuka, Keiko Igari et al.
    Pages 77-84
  6. Michael C. Dreiling, Tomoyasu Nakamura, Nicholas Lougee, Yvonne A. Braun
    Pages 85-107
  7. Keitaro Tanoi, Naoto Nihei, Martin O’Brien
    Pages 139-150
  8. Olivier Masson, Jochen Tschiersch, Luke S. Lebel, Herbert Wershofen, Jerzy Wojciech Mietelski, Georg Steinhauser et al.
    Pages 175-204
  9. Britta Lange
    Pages 217-227

About this book


This book discusses nuclear events that may become imminent threats to the fabric of our society, and elucidates strategies for preventing these threats or mitigating their adverse effects. It addresses multidisciplinary aspects of various nuclear emergencies, including nuclear accidents, terror attacks involving nuclear materials, illicit trafficking of nuclear materials, and problems related to nuclear forensics and strikes with nuclear weapons/warheads.

Very often, nuclear emergencies are only discussed within certain, specific communities. However, this volume brings together experts from various fields to provide a more holistic approach to the problem. Physical, chemical, environmental, social, and medical scientists, together with representatives from the media and authorities, present their views on and strategies for events that cause fear and anxiety among the public – an aspect that can be even more threatening than the direct health effects.

The book offers a valuable guide for nuclear scientists, such as radioecologists, health physicists, radioanalytical scientists and nuclear engineers, as well as decision-makers and national/international authorities. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Georg Steinhauser
    • 1
  • Akio Koizumi
    • 2
  • Katsumi Shozugawa
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Radioecology and Radiation ProtectionLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of Health and Environmental SciencesGraduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine Kyoto UniversitySakyo-kuJapan
  3. 3.Department of General System Studies, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesUniversity of TokyoMeguroJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8326-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8327-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-8333
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8341
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