Radioactive Waste Control and Controversy: The History of Radioactive Waste Regulation in the UK, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Radioactive Waste Control and Controversy

The History of Radioactive Waste Regulation in the UK, 1st Edition

By Steven D. Chandler

CRC Press

220 pages

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A study of the way policy and legislation for regulating radioactive wastes has developed in the UK since the first specific legislation was enacted in 1948. Particular emphasis is given to the Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954 and the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 which set the framework for control that has lasted to the present day.

The reader will gain a clear understanding of the factors that have shaped the regulatory framework for radioactive waste and the matters that must be considered in making changes for the future.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The 1940's and 1950's -- The Recognition of the Need for Control 3. 1960's -- Foundation

Legislation for the Future 4. 1970's -- Consolidation and Review 5. 1980's -- Incidents, Inquiries and Indecision 6.

The 1990's -- Fundamental Change 7. Questionnaire on Radioactive Substances Legislation and Implementation 8. Overall 9. Conclusions and Recommendations

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC009010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical