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.
Table of Contents
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