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Controlling The Atom In The 21st Century

1st Edition

By David P. O'very


412 pages

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Five decades after the first splitting of the atom, the military and civilian applications of nuclear energy have reached a critical juncture, providing an unprecedented opportunity to reexamine both the national and international mechanisms for controlling nuclear energy. The disintegration of the Soviet Union has eliminated the need to maintain a

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Nuclear Weapons -- Strengthening International Controls on the Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Technical and Political Aspects of a Universal Nuclear Explosive Material Cutoff and Control (NEMC2) System -- Public Access to Nuclear Energy and Weapons Information -- Managing Change in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex -- Nuclear Power -- The Role of the States in Nuclear Regulation -- The Role of the Public in the Licensing of Nuclear Power Plants -- Public Participation in the Oversight of Nuclear Power Plant Operations -- The Re-licensing of Nuclear Power Plants -- Nuclear Oversight by Congress -- An Investment Community Perspective on Nuclear Power -- Nuclear Waste -- The Regulation of Radioactive Pollution -- Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants -- The Disposal of High-Level Nuclear Waste

About the Author

David P. O’Very, a Legal Fellow in the NRDC Nuclear Program during preparation of this book, is an attorney advisor to the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Christopher E. Paine is a Senior Research Associate in the NRDC Nuclear Program.

Dan W. Reicher, Senior Attorney in NRDC's Nuclear Program at the time this book was prepared, is Deputy Chief of Staff and Environmental Counsel to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy.

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