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Environmental Hazards of War
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Environmental Hazards of War
Releasing Dangerous Forces in an Industrialized World

Edited by:
  • Arthur H Westing - Westing Associates in Environment, Security & Education, Vermont

November 1990 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Published in Association with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

That environmental devastation would result from a nuclear war is a givenùbut what of a conventional war? Environmental Hazards of War examines the potential damage from such a conventional war, especially in light of the rapid pace of industrialization over the last few decades. The use of chemical weapons and other toxins, flooding caused by the destruction of dams, and radioactive fallout from crippled nuclear power plants, all are addressed in this sobering volume. Contributors also consider the long-term impact of such destruction and offer various political scenarios that could result in global conflict. A welcome addition for anyone involved in international law, foreign policy, international relations, or international security.

Sverre Lodgaard and Mostafa K Tolba
Preface
Jayantha Dhanapala
Foreword
Arthur H Westing
Environmental Hazards of War in an Industrializing World
Allan S Krass
The Release in War of Dangerous Forces from Nuclear Facilities
Jiri Matousek
The Release in War of Dangerous Forces from Chemical Facilities
Margareta Bergstr[um]om
The Release in War of Dangerous Forces from Hydrological Facilities
Jozef Goldblat
The Mitigation of Environmental Disruption by War
Legal Approaches  
Arthur H Westing
Towards Preventing the Release of Dangerous Forces

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ISBN: 9780803983861
$152.00