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dc.contributor.advisorDwight L. Williams.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFlores, Jessica (Jessica Alejandro)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-16T19:50:59Z
dc.date.available2009-03-16T19:50:59Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/44850
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 2008.en_US
dc.description"June 2008."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 51-53).en_US
dc.description.abstractSince Enrico Fermi first discovered that neutrons could split atoms in 1934, peaceful and militaristic uses of nuclear energy have become prevalent in our society. Two case studies, Three Mile Island and the Nevada Test Site, allow for the examination of radiation injury liability in the context of existing radiation compensation systems. The Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act, which governs civilian nuclear use, and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, which governs compensation for military nuclear weapons tests, are compared to determine the most efficient compensation system. Issues such as determining compensable diseases, establishing rigid criteria, and a heavy burden of proof define the efficiency of each system. A compensation system combining elements of the existing civilian and military compensation systems is proposed, which can be applied to future nuclear ventures such as the Yucca Mountain Repository.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jeccisa Flores.en_US
dc.format.extent53 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectNuclear Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.titleRadiation exposure liability : the burden of responsibility and compensation in civilian and military nuclear venturesen_US
dc.title.alternativeBurden of responsibility and compensation in civilian and military nuclear venturesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc301710625en_US


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