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There will be a lot of information here: text, diagrams, photos, cartoons. You can read this like a book, and below is a list of contents with links to the topics. There are also some diagrams which link several topics together, and which provide visual summaries and other routes to the same material. (For example "The Nuclear Fuel Chain" summarizes how the various parts of the complex nuclear industry fit together.)

At the top and bottom of each page is a button (NTAG) which will skip back to this page. (That button on this page skips back to the main home page.)

While we have tried to be as accurate as possible, our main concern is to explain basic facts and principles. Larger organisations (such as Greenpeace and FoE) can better afford technical experts to dispute industry figures, so this material has been collated from a range of sources. (The section on Relevant Books will list some of them.)

The nuclear industry would be only too happy for us to spend all our time arguing about details while ignoring general principles, ethics and health issues. Their focus on the technical (and self-portrayal as 'experts') excludes most people from discussion. One place where the industry does use everyday language is in the propaganda it pushes into schools, where it talks of "the friendly atom".

Some sections here are unavoidably technical, but we hope there is not too much jargon.


(Many topics are not yet complete and so do not have active links to pages.)

text topics:     visual summaries:
 What Travels on the Trains  
  Train Routes 
 Accidents and Risks in Transport  
  Trains and Flasks 
 The Nuclear Fuel Chain  
  Nuclear Fuel Chain 
 Radiation: its Effects and Uses  
  Radiation Pathways 
 Probability and Risk  
  Energy Efficiency 
 Energy Use and Renewable Resources  
  Energy Alternatives 
 Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons  
  Nuclear Power Plants 
 Psychological Factors  
  Phrases to watch out for 
 Relevant Books  


skip to homepage page updated: 2-Dec-13