William E. Kastenberg

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Acknowledgments A number of dedicated individuals have contributed to the research and preparation of these recommendations. The authors would like to thank the following individuals for their dedication, expertise, and hard work that made this project successful. Executive Summary This historical leaking underground fuel tank (LUFT) case study report is(More)
With the advent of the newest technologies, it is necessary for engineering to incorporate the integration of social responsibility and technical integrity. A possible approach to accomplishing this integration is by expanding the culture of the engineering profession so that it is more congruent with the complex nature of the technologies that are now(More)
After the accidents at Chernobyl, the Soviet Union, and in Goiania, Brazil, there is increasing concern about the medical risks from radiation accidents. This overview summarizes the principles of nuclear energy, the biologic effects of accidental radiation exposure, the emergency response to nuclear accidents, and approaches to treating radiation injuries.(More)
In this paper, assumptions regarding future land use as a key uncertainty is considered and its impact on risk analysis for contaminated sites is assessed. Risks are assessed for two land use scenarios (current-use industrial and future use residential) using probabilistic models that incorporate uncertainty and variability in the exposure parameters.(More)
–This paper is intended to provide some preliminary thinking regarding the foundations and general framework for assessing and managing the risks of Generation IV nuclear energy systems. The keyword here is system, in that an " ecological " approach is required. Formally, ecology is defined as the study of the biological relationships between a living(More)