This title, first published in 1987, examines the topic of nuclear waste management, and the way in which the public reacts to this issue. Part 1 explores the sources of public unease, such as the way in which nuclear waste had failed to be properly contained in the past. Part 2 looks at the search for a waste policy and the introduction of The Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Part 3 examines the waste problem from the standpoint of it being an international issue, and finally, Part 4 looks to the future and the lessons that we can learn from past nuclear waste management failures. This book will be of interest to students of environmental management.
Preface; Introduction; Part 1: Sources of Public Unease; 1. Containment 2. A Technology Ahead of Itself 3. The Reprocessing Dilemma; Part 2: Searching for a Waste Policy; 4. Policy Struggles in the Bureaucracy 5. Conflict in the Host States 6. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act; Part 3: Europe, Japan, and the International Waste Problem; 7. The United Kingdom: Problems of Containment 8. Germany: Wastes, Fuel Cycle Choice, and Politics 9. Sweden: Robust Solutions 10. France: Commitment to Plutonium Fuel 11. Japan, the Pacific, and the Nuclear Allergy 12. Transnational Problems and the Need for Multinational Solutions; Part 4: Time to Act; 13. Common Ground; Glossary; Name Index; Subject Index
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