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Nuclear science: Rewards and risks

 

Nuclear science touches many of the most important aspects of our life.

In this four-part series, Susie Emmett reports from hospitals, nuclear power stations and fields to examine the rewards and the risks of using this powerful tool in the 21st Century.

Using nuclear tools can be a dangerous business.

Susie Emmett also reveals the terrible personal and environmental tragedies that ensue when controls and safeguards fail. She tries to find out how the risks - to people and our planet - are kept to a minimum.

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