Originally published in 1990. This book argues that a better understanding of the social impact of decommissioning - in areas such as jobs, waste, economics, opinion, law, public policy, land-use and legacies - is vital to the successful application of any technical solution. The issues raised are divided into three areas which deal with those problems that have already been recognized, the questions that decommissioning itself will raise and those that may result from likely future developments. The book aims to initiate a process of appraisal by examining several of the more obvious social ties to decommissioning.
Part 1 1. Introducing the Decommissioning Links: Public Links to a Technical Task Martin J. Pasqualetti 2. Decommissioning from Ground Level - Sizewell and the Uncertainties of Faith Martin J. Pasqualetti Part 2 3. The Recognized Links: The Economics of Decommissioning Stephen Fothergill and Gordon Mackerron 4. The Management and Regulation of Decommissioning Wastes Frans Berkhout Part 3 5. The Emerging Links: Decommissioning and Jobs Brian S. John 6. Closing Responsibilities - Decommissioning and the Law Richard Macroy 7. Decommissioning - A Normal Public Controversy? Sally Macgill 8. Nuclear Archaeology - The Influence of Decommissioning on Future Reactor Siting in the UK Stan Openshaw Part 4 9. The Policy Links: Generations of Decay - The Political Geography of Decommissioning Andrew Blowers 10. Decommissioning and Nuclear Energy Policy Timothy O'Riordan 11. The Wider Perspective of Decommissioning Susan Owens and David Cope 12. On Links and Legacies Martin J. Pasqualetti
Reissuing works originally published between 1961 and 1990, this set of 12 books offers a selection of scholarship on the history of natural resources used for energy provision. Many of the titles discuss the nuclear power debate from various angles while others look at coal, or resources and energy in the third world.