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Nuclear New Zealand: Sorting Fact from Fiction
by Andrew McEwan

ISBN: 9781877270581
PUBLISHER: Hazard Press Limited
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: 276
DIMENSIONS: 210mmX145mm

Ten Things You Never Knew About Radiation 1. Nuclear-free New Zealand? Not so, Reactor-produced radioactive materials have been used in New Zealand since 1946. 2. Some Baby Boomers received excessively high radiation doses as children - there were 78 shoe-fitting x-ray machines in New Zealand in 1953. 3. A small amount of radiation may in fact be beneficial to health. 4. In the early 1970s plans advanced for two research reactors and a power reactor in New Zealand. 5. Claims of thousands of deaths from radiation after the Chenobyl accident are fraudulent. 6. The boycott of French goods was needless - most long-lived fallout in New Zealand from atmospheric weapons tests arose from USSR and USA tests prior to 1963, not from French tests in the South Pacific. 7. Wind surfing on the lagoon and swimming were popular recreational activities for personnel engaged in the French test programme at Mururua Atoll. 8. In 1987 planning consent for a radiation processing plant in Mangere was rejected on the grounds that it would have "an injurious impact on the mental health and social well-being of the residents of the district", although a similar plant had been operated in a more densely built-up area of the country for more than 20 years. 9. Women and children 1992 the Labour opposition spokesman on environmental matters claimed New Zealand would have to be evacuated if there were an accident to a ship carrying a s

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