Calculated Risks: Highly Radioactive Waste and Homeland Security, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Calculated Risks

Highly Radioactive Waste and Homeland Security, 1st Edition

By Kenneth A. Rogers, Marvin G. Kingsley


218 pages

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pub: 2007-10-28
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This well-documented study examines one of the increasingly pressing problems for US homeland security: the storage and management of radioactive waste. Despite pressing homeland security and energy security concerns associated with highly radioactive waste, political considerations have prevented policy makers from adopting adequate long-term solutions to the problem. This book explores nuclear waste problems through the broader lens of federal, state and local government and the resultant constraints on policy that emerge within the American political system. Presenting specific case studies to highlight the deficiencies in current policy and planning as well as the possibility of terrorist activity, it is highly suited to courses on security studies and environmental politics.


'This book contains extraordinarily useful glossaries and illustrations, but most importantly, the book is a most readable treatise on one of the least understood risks now and in the future, that of highly radioactive waste….a profoundly effective textbook, because it deals with a complex topic in an interesting, understandable style, heavy with substance, provocative in impact, and effective in teaching.' Kay C. Goss, CEM, Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Senior Advisor for Public Safety and Homeland Security, USA '…well-documented…valuable for political science practitioners and students. The work includes a useful glossary and a very complete bibliography. Highly recommended.' Choice '…a valuable source of information for a reader interested in legal, regulatory and political issues involved with management of radioactive waste…' Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management

About the Authors

Kenneth A. Rogers, Ph.D. is Professor of Politics and Chair of the Department of Politics and Geography, Coastal Carolina University, USA. Marvin G. Kingsley is a Graduate Student at Arkansas Tech University (ATU), USA.

About the Series

Homeland Security

Homeland Security
This series seeks to provide a body of case studies to explore the growing importance and prominence of homeland security to national defence policy and to examine the development of homeland security within the broader context of national defence policy in the United States and other major developed states. This series will identify and analyze the major threats that are particular to homeland security, as well as those that affect broader national security interests. Comparative studies will be used to elucidate the major similarities and differences in how states approach homeland security and works which advocate new or non-traditional approaches to homeland security. The series aims to integrate information from scholars and practitioners to provide works which will influence the policy debate and examine the ramifications of policy.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Waste Management