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Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind - Risk, Radiation, and Distrust of Government (Paperback, 2007 ed.) Loot Price: R675
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Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind - Risk, Radiation, and Distrust of Government (Paperback, 2007 ed.): John R. Weingart

Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind - Risk, Radiation, and Distrust of Government (Paperback, 2007 ed.)

John R. Weingart

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It is an unenviable task, but one that all state governments face: finding a final ""resting place"" for low-level nuclear waste from power plants, hospitals, university laboratories, and many industries. John Weingart was the official in New Jersey who for many years led this onerous charge. His book is the story of how he and a commission appointed by the governor, instead of imposing a topdown solution, designed an approach that would confront public fears by seeking a community that would volunteer to host the needed disposal facility. Initially, this novel approach was surprisingly successful, as leaders in a dozen municipalities stepped forward to say they might be interested. Once their interest became known, however, the process in each town derailed. Residents demanded assurances of zero-percent risk and expressed profound distrust of government assertions and promises. ""Waste Is a Terrible Thing to Mind"" is a compelling, suspenseful, and amusing insider's account of New Jersey policy and politics, but it is also a larger saga of the challenges facing society in the post-9/11 era, when the public's distrust of government is increasing at the same rate that its sensitivity to health and safety threats is heightening.

General

Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2007
First published: August 2007
Authors: John R. Weingart
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: 2007 ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0-8135-4237-9
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Nuclear issues
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Local government > Local government policies
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Waste management > General
LSN: 0-8135-4237-5
Barcode: 9780813542379

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