For more than 60 years, it has been accepted that radiation, that is, nuclear radiation, is quite exceptionally dangerous. In this lecture this question is re-examined and the answer is shown to be rather unexpected. This will be explained in simple terms using incontrovertible evidence. In the light of such fresh understanding, nuclear technology may be welcomed and used carefully to benefit the environment for the future without fear or excessive cost.
Speaker: Professor Wade Allison, Emeritus Fellow, Keble College, Oxford