This book examines the socioeconomic implications of nuclear waste management and repository siting primarily for rural areas in the United States. It helps to assess long-term development projects—energy, mining, water, and defense projects—occurring in rural areas.
Part 1: Dimensions of the Nuclear Waste Problem 1. Geologic and Engineering Dimensions of Nuclear Waste Storage 2. Ethical Considerations Surrounding Nuclear Waste Repository Siting and Mitigation 3. Federal, State, and Local Socioeconomic Management Dimensions in Nuclear Waste Disposal 4. Legal Constraints to Repository Siting 5. Intricacies of the Nuclear Waste Problem Part 2: Impacts of Nuclear Waste Storage and Repository Siting 6. The Socioeconomic Impacts of Repositories 7. Assessing the Economic and Fiscal Effects of Repository Siting 8. Assessing the Demographic and Public Service Impacts of Repository Siting 9. Assessing the Social Effects of Repository Siting Part 3: Mitigation of the Impacts of Nuclear Waste Storage and Repository Siting 10. Resolving Problems in Repository Siting: A Review of Issues and Mitigation Measures 11. Planning for Impact Management: A Systems Perspective 12. Additional Considerations for Repository Impact Mitigation Part 4: Local Community Response and Participation in Nuclear Waste Repository Siting 13. Community Response to Large-Scale Federal Projects: The Case of the MX 14. Community Development in Nuclear Waste Isolation 15. Citizen Participation in Nuclear Waste Repository Siting