Nuclear Power

This category covers nuclear power, nuclear reactors, currently operating reactors, new reactor designs, etc. For reactor accidents, see Radiation Accidents; for nuclear devices, see our Homeland Security or Other categories.

HPS Monitoring Situation in Ukraine

The Health Physics Society (HPS) continues to monitor the situation in Ukraine with concern for the safety of civilians and for the nation's nuclear power stations.

HPS is the home for specialists in radiation safety. Our "Ask the Experts" website has received an influx of questions from around the world regarding nuclear accidents.

Please monitor for updates regarding the nuclear or radiological conditions in Ukraine and for general questions and answers regarding radiation.


FAQs Developed by the HPS

The following FAQs have been developed by our topic editors for this category:

  HPS FAQ   Chernobyl: 33 Years Later
  HPS FAQ   Do Levels of Radioactivity in the United States Follow the Levels Being Released From the Japanese Reactor Site?
  HPS FAQ   Radioactivity in the United States From Japanese Nuclear Plants
  HPS FAQ   The Fukushima Accident

Relevant HPS Web Pages

The following HPS Web pages also address this category:

  PDF   Radioactivity in the Media: Critiquing Bosch Season 6

Questions Answered by HPS Experts

The following health physics questions have been answered by an expert and approved by our editors for inclusion in our "Ask the Experts" feature. Click on the question to see the answer.

Q10720   –   Contamination from nuclear power plant inspector
Q10835   –   Radioactivity in spent (used) nuclear fuel
Q10856   –   How do I tell if this ointment from Japan is contaminated?
Q10882   –   Radioactivity in food in Japan
Q10885   –   Contamination from nuclear plant worker
Q11168   –   Is it safe to live near a nuclear power plant?
Q11952   –   What's being done to educate people about the real risks of radiation?
Q12228   –   Nuclear weapons vs. nuclear reactors
Q12263   –   Pottery from Japan

Other Useful Websites

The following websites may also be useful:

  External website   "Environmental Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident and Their Remediation: Twenty Years of Experience"
  External website   "Fact-Checking Amazon's New Season of Bosch"—American Nuclear Society
  External website   Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS): A Fact Sheet for the Public—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  External website   Emergency Preparedness and Response—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  External website   Fact Sheet on Dirty Bombs—US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  External website   Fukushima Information and Resources, Air Monitoring—US Environmental Protection Agency
  External website   Fukushima Information—The Health Physics Society
  External website   Hiroshima/Nagasaki Radiation Effects—Radiation Effects Research Foundation
  External website   Nuclear Energy Institute Website
  External website   Nuclear Power Plant Video
  External website   Nuclear Power: Villain or Victim?—Max W. Carbon