The objective of this book is to further the field of technology assessment and hazard management by exploring issues in problem recognition, hazard reduction and impact management, and policy formulation.
Table of Contents
Section I: Acceptability and National Response to the Risks of Nuclear Power 1. Scale and the Acceptability of Nuclear Energy 2. The Role of History in the Acceptance of Nuclear Power in the U.S. and Canada 3. Policymaking and Safety Issues in the Development of Nuclear Power in the United Kingdom Section II: Spatial Assessment and Impact Mitigation 4. Locating Nuclear Electric Energy Facilities: Structural Relationships and the Environment 5. A Convergence/Divergence Schema to Identify Impacts: The Case of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station 6. Land-Use Controls and Nuclear Power Plants Section III: Assessing the Social, Demographic, and Economic Impacts of Nuclear Power Plants 7. Public Sector Effects and Social Impact Assessment of Nuclear Generating Facilities: Information for Community Mitigation Management 8. Population Trends Around Nuclear Power Plants 9. The Pattern of Public Response to Nuclear Facilities: An Analysis of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Generating Station Section IV: Risk Perception and Emergency Planning 10. Residential Proximity and Cognition of Risk at Three Mile Island: Implications for Evacuation Planning 11. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Warning Systems for Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies: Criteria and Application 12. A Spatial Analysis of Evacuation Intentions at the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station Section V: Postponed Decisions, Present Issues: The Final Phases 13. Nuclear Waste Disposal: Technology and Environmental Hazards 14. Confronting Equity In Radioactive Waste Management: Modest Proposals For a Socially Just and Acceptable Program 15. Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants