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Nuclear Power

Assessing And Managing Hazardous Technology, 1st Edition

By Martin J Pasqualetti


442 pages

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Hardback: 9780367017194
pub: 2019-04-18
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Addressing the major issues surrounding the use of nuclear power, twenty-nine social scientists with extensive involvement in the assessment and management of nuclear technology discuss critical areas of concern--problem recognition, risk estimation, and policy formation and implementation. The authors appraise fundamental policy issues and examine

Table of Contents

Westview Replica Editions -- Preface -- Acceptability and National Response to the Risks of Nuclear Power -- Introduction -- Scale and the Acceptability of Nuclear Energy -- The Role of History in the Acceptance of Nuclear Power in the U.S. and Canada1 -- Policymaking and Safety Issues in the Development of Nuclear Power in the United Kingdom -- Spatial Assessment and Impact Mitigation -- Introduction -- Locating Nuclear Electric Energy Facilities: Structural Relationships and the Environment -- A Convergence/Divergence Schema to Identify Impacts: The Case of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station1 -- Land-Use Controls and Nuclear Power Plants -- Assessing the Social Demographic, and Economic Impacts of Nuclear Power Plants -- Introduction -- Public Sector Effects and Social Impact Assessment of Nuclear Generating Facilities: Information for Community Mitigation Management1 -- Population Trends Around Nuclear Power Plants1 -- The Pattern of Public Response to Nuclear Facilities: An Analysis of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Generating Station1 -- Risk Perception and Emergency Planning -- Introduction -- Residential Proximity and Cognition of Risk at Three Mile Island: Implications for Evacuation Planning -- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Warning Systems for Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies: Criteria and Application -- A Spatial Analysis of Evacuation Intentions at the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station1 -- Postponed Decisions, Present Issues: The Final Phases -- Introduction -- Nuclear Waste Disposal: Technology and Environmental Hazards1 -- Confronting Equity in Radioactive Waste Management: Modest Proposals for a Socially Just and Acceptable Program1 -- Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants

About the Author

Martin J. Pasqualetti is associate professor of geography at Arizona State University.

K. David Pijawka is assistant director of the Center for Environmental Studies and assistant professor at the Center for Public Affairs at Arizona State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General