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New Controversies, New Standards

J. Samuel Walker

in Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223288
eISBN:
9780520924840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223288.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the late 1970s, the hazards of low-level radiation became a highly noticeable and a severely debated issue. There is a public debate about the low-level radiation which was triggered by complaints ... More


Controls on Exports of Nuclear Commodities and on Assistance to Foreign Nuclear Activities

Eric L. Hirschhorn, Brian J. Egan, and Edward J. Krauland

in U.S. Export Controls and Economic Sanctions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197582411
eISBN:
9780190068295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197582411.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Private International Law

Chapter 4 covers two related sets of U.S. government controls on nuclear-related items that flow from the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978. One, administered by ... More


U.S. Export Controls and Economic Sanctions

Eric L. Hirschhorn, Brian J. Egan, and Edward J. Krauland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197582411
eISBN:
9780190068295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197582411.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Private International Law

U.S. Export Controls and Economic Sanctions is a must for those who deal with U.S. government export control and economic sanctions regulations. Written as a user’s manual rather than an academic or ... More


Half-Lives

Angela N. H. Creager

in Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017808
eISBN:
9780226017945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017945.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reflects on the ‘half-life’ of radioisotopes in biology and medicine, stressing that their ubiquity in laboratories and clinics derived from the U.S. government’s policy of promoting ... More


Technical Fixes, Technological Solutions

Robert Pool

in Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195107722
eISBN:
9780197561027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195107722.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The past couple of decades have been a confusing, frustrating period for engineers. With their creations making the world an ever richer, healthier, more comfortable place, it should have been a ... More


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