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When it happens: Credible effects of a nuclear disaster in Sweden
Södertörn University College, School of Life Sciences.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Talking about nuclear disaster most people would probably come to think about the accident in Chernobyl 1986.

Experts at the WHO has described the accident as follows “The magnitude and scope of the disaster, the size of the affected population, and the long-term consequences make it, by far the worst industrial disaster on record.”[1]

It is impossible to tell where or even if a disaster like this will ever happen again, but still if it does happen, most people would probably agree that you like to be as prepared as possible. With this in mind this study has tried to look at credible effects of a nuclear disaster in Sweden.

To get a grip of the consequences caused by a nuclear disaster this study has been performed as a comparative study, where research results from the Chernobyl accident presented by IAEA and WHO has been compared with actual circumstances in Sweden.

When starting out the author of this thesis had a picture of a nuclear accident as the ultimate disaster that will bring death and destroy enormous areas of land and water for many years to come.

However as this study proceeded many of the effects of a nuclear accident might not be as horrifying as they might seem.

Saying this, it does not in any way mean that a nuclear accident would not have an enormous impact on those affected by it.

As this study will show much of the impact of a nuclear disaster might be avoided by the right type of action at the right time. This calls for authorities being well aware and prepared for the risks connected with such a disaster. As this study will show this might not always be the case of Swedish authorities.

[1] Burton et al. 2006 p 102

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Nuclear, Disaster, Consequences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3238OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-3238DiVA: diva2:296326
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Available from: 2010-02-18 Created: 2010-02-18 Last updated: 2010-02-18Bibliographically approved

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