Public regulation of site-selection for nuclear power plants is woven into the fabric of the distinctively-American experience in exercising government control over privately-owned public utilities. Originally published in 1977, the authors have identified the various dimensions of public concern with the selection of new nuclear power sites. This volume, divided into four parts, explores the complex issues at the heart of American nuclear power: Part I contains literature which describes the process of power-plant siting as conducted by the utilities; Part II contains studies and reports on the structure and process of public regulation; Part III describes local government, State, and other Federal agency regulation of siting; and finally, Part IV cites selected proposals and analyses of recommendations for regulatory reform. This is a valuable resource for any student interested in environmental studies and public policy reform.
Introduction; Part I: The Process of Power-Plant Siting: Practices of Enterprises; A. Sitting Procedures and Analytical Tools for Site Assessment B. Range of Siting Considerations; Part II: Public Regulation of Power Plant Siting A. Licensing of Nuclear Facilities B. Other Public Regulation of Power Plant Siting C. Environmental protection and Regulation of the Electric Power Industry D. Environmental Protection and Site Selection E. Siting Regulation Outside the United States F. Regulatory Delays; Part III: The Contemporary Critique of Regulatory Experience; A. Regulatory Structure and practice Is Unresponsive to the Public Interest B. Regulatory Decisionmaking Is Insufficiently Accessible to Public Scrutiny and participation C. Regulatory Procedures Encourage and Protect Inefficient Practices of the Regulated Industries D. Some Legal Decisions Governing Regulatory Practice E. Some Case Studies of Regulatory Experience; Part IV: Reform Proposals; A. Regulatory Reform B. Reform of Siting Regulation; Index of Authors Cited in this Bibliography
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