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Nuclear Topics Table of Contents and Quick Jump
Anti-Nuclear Basic Nuclear Data Fuel Cycle Fusion
Health Physics History Legal/Regulatory Natural (Background) Radiation
Nuclear Power Organizations Other Links Radioactive Waste
Safety Space Related Standards State of Arizona
Uses of Nuclear "Energy" Weapons


WarningThis topic is first because this webpage is alphabetically categorized, not because I'm anti-nuke. But I do believe in the Right to Free Speech, so I'm compeled to include them. It is good to be convicted in your beliefs, so long as what you believe in is correct.
Greenpeace International
Committee For Nuclear Responsibility
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility

AtomBasic Nuclear Data

Atomic energy levels, physical properties
For Example: Absorption Coefficients of Silicon (both plots and tabular data)
Physical Reference Data from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Fundamental physical constants; Information on SI units
For Example: X-Ray Mass Attenuation Coefficients
X-rays Periodic Table with on-line cross section calculation from the Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Instrumentation at Illinois Institute of Technology
Table of Isotopes at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Radioactive decay data; Atomic mass data; And MORE
Table of the Nuclides from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institue
National Nuclear Data Center at Brookhaven National Lab
Maintains the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF)
Periodic Table of the Elements at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Easy-to-use graphical interface; Provides basic data, history, sources, properties, isotopes, uses, hazards
WebElements Periodic Table originally at the University of Sheffield, England
Seems to have the most general purpose data including chemical data, physical data, nuclear info, electronic info, biological info, geological info, crystallographic info

Fuel Cycle also see Radioactive Waste

html Nuclear Fuel vs. Fossil Fuel by Jonathan Thompson (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) Management
Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation
Isotope separation
Uranium enrichment
Nuclear Decommissioning Begins from EQE Review Spring 1993 in the U.K.


html An Introduction to the Z-Machine by James Nessel (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
Click here for a diagram of both magnetic and inertial fusion image from Texas Utilities
Fusion Energy Educational Web Site from General Atomics
FusEdWeb: Fusion Energy Educational Web Site from PPPL
Fusion Basics from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

RadSymHealth Physics

Radiation and Health Physics HomePage at the Univ. of Michigan
LOTS of GOOD information here; well worth the visit
Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC)
RSICC maintains a lot of nuclear-related computer codes
Standards for Protection Against Radiation (10 CFR part 20) from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRC Regulatory Guides - Occupational Health (Division 8)
Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity from TRIUMF Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Nuclear Chemistry
Space radiation exposure links
Radiolabeling radiolabeling and isotopic markers
Nucleonics-Online A Tutorial and User's Guide
Radiation detectors

books History (also see Weapons)

html Scientists of the Manhattan Project by Ari Vogel (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
html Trinity, Where The World Was Changed Forever by Scott Skousen (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
Atomic Archive
Biographies, historical documents, glossary, nuclear test sites, timeline, arms control treaties, photos, video, maps
Fifty Years from Trinitynewspaper from the Seattle Times
The Mushroom Cloud Depository
Collection of nuclear test shots from the 50's and 60's at Bikini and Eniwetok atolls, and Nevada
The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb
Graphite Reactor at ORNL (Clinton Pile)
Reactors: Modern-Day Alchemy
DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments
Agency's Cold War story of radiation research using human subjects
Origin of Selected Radiological and Nuclear Terms from ORAU

justiceLegal/Regulatory Links

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Rule NetWorking together on nuclear regulation objectives
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA's Office of Radiation & Indoor Air Radiation Protection Division
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Code of Federal Regulations
Nuclear Hazards from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) including:
Factsheet: Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
Radiological Accidents

Natural (Background) Radiation Issues

nukepwrNuclear Power

html The Pebble Bed Modular Reactor by Donald Gee (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
Click here for a diagram of the fission chain reaction process image
Click here for a diagram of a boiling water reactor (BWR) image from TVA
Click here for a diagram of a pressurized water reactor (PWR) image from TVA
The Virtual Nuclear Tourist - Nuclear Power Plants Around the World
Nuclear Power Plant Demonstration in Java
Control the Karnobyl nuclear power plant
Operating Nuclear Plants in the U.S.
NRC's Map of Reactors in the U.S. USA
The nuclear plant information books
Nuclear and Uranium fuel from the Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Nuclear Electric - Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors from the U.K.


American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) Home Page
Information here on the CANDU Heavy water reactor
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International promotion of nuclear power as a safe, environmentally-acceptable, and economic power source
Department of Energy (DOE)
Here is the DOE Map of National Laboratories USA
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
NEI is the nuclear energy industry's Washington-based policy organization
World Nuclear Association

Other Places with Lots of Links

Alsos - Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
WWWLib The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Nuclear Engineering
ToddTodd's Atomic Homepage
Todd Postma has accumulated a LOT of GOOD information --- take a look
Looks like there is a mirror available from FLNP at JINR (Russia)
nuke Home Page
Nuclear information WWW server
Nuclear Information Resources from the LANL Library
yahooYahoo! - Science:Engineering:Nuclear Engineering

nuclearRadioactive Waste Management

DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
Yucca Mountain Project (YMP)
Proposed high-level (spent fuel) respository located in Nevada
WIPP - Waste Isolation Pilot Project
Click here for view of the deep geological repository from Sandia National Lab Policy on Radioactive Waste related to WIPP
Nature as a model for a final repository
Includes a picture and info on the natural reactor at Oklo, Gabon
Natural Reactor at Oklo, Gabon Africa
Lamarsh excerpt here or here


Space Related Topics

Space Radiation (Natural) Environment

Single Event Effects (SEEs) and Total Ionizing Dose (TID)

  • Radiation Technology and Assurance at Sandia National Laboratories
    Radiation effects on electronics in space
  • ATLAS Radiation Hard Electronics Web Page from European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
    Has tutorials and MIL STD test procedures
  • Long Duration Exposure Facility at NASA Langley Research Center
  • Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) data server at Boston University
  • Space Science - UoSAT-2 Single Event Upsets
    UK satellite upsets; Says UoSAT-2 had 9000 upsets from Sept. '88 to May '92 with 75% in South Atlantic Anomaly
  • Space Environments and Effects Analysis Section of the European Space Research and Technology Center of the European Space Agency (ESA)
    A nice Background Information page exists there
  • Publications available on-line

    Spacecraft Charging

    Space Organizations

    Standards Organizations

    American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)

    AZsealState of Arizona Related

    Arizona Geological Survey
    Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station from Arizona Public Service (APS)
    Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS)
    image General System Diagram of PVNGS (jpeg) from the visitor center
    Emergency Planning at PVNGS (Unofficial)
    Plans for PVNGS Units 4 and 5 were scrapped
    They want help to close down Palo Verde
    PVNGS Unit #1 Information Book from U.S. NRC
    PVNGS Unit #2 Information Book from U.S. NRC
    PVNGS Unit #3 Information Book from U.S. NRC
    AZ Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
    Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA)
    Arizona State Mine Inspector
    Search of Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS)

    nucleusUses of Nuclear "Energy"

    Food Irradiation
    html Nutritional Value of Irradiated Food by J.D. Glaess (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
    Food Irradiation (background info for consumers) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Food Irradiation from the Center for Consumer Research
    Food Irradiation Position Statement from The American Dietetic Association
    Food Irradiation (pdf 1.2 MB) information from the International Atomic Eenergy Agency (IAEA)
    Food Irradiation info from Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
    Food Irradiation: Solution or Threat? a briefing paper from Consumers International
    Food Irradiation Position Statement from the Health Physics Society (HPS)

    Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
    This technique treats cancer with neutron bombardment
    Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators will provide power for the Cassini spacecraft going to Saturn
    They have a nice picture of an Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG)image
    html Decommissioning Of A Nuclear Submarine by John Cohen (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
    html Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers by James Asaro (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
    Description of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants
    Nuclear Thermal Propulsion for space (under construction)
    Insect control
    Sterilization of medical materials by Eastman
    Polymers, copolyesters, polyethylene; has a graph of color changes

    nukewarWeapons (also see History)

    html Nuclear Detonations: The Immediate Effects of Air & Surface Bursts to People & Structures by Chris Cavanagh (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
    html Nuclear Explosion Effects on the Human Body by Gerald DiCunzolo (Spring 2002, EEE 460 Project)
    The High Energy Weapons Archive in Finland
    Current information, technical data, informative write-ups
    Trinity Atomic Web Site
    Historical information, reproductions of public domain documents, video
    The Bureau of Atomic Tourism
    Historical sites of atomic explosions, development and delivery
    Nuclear Weapons Frequently Asked Questions
    Radiation Effects Research Foundation
    Effects of Nuclear Explosions by Carey Sublette
    Nuclear Test Ban Treaty


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