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Siting Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities - The Public Policy Dilemma (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R2,051
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Siting Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities - The Public Policy Dilemma (Hardcover, New): Mary Read English

Siting Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities - The Public Policy Dilemma (Hardcover, New)

Mary Read English

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Many lament the difficulty of siting hazardous waste facilities that are intended to benefit the public at large but are locally unwanted. Many label local opposition as purely self-interested; as simply a function of the NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) syndrome. Drawing upon the experience of states trying to site new low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities, Mary English argues that we need to think harder and look deeper, to understand--and, possibly, solve--the siting dilemma.

The 1980 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act ushered in a new era in low-level radioactive waste disposal; one of vastly increased state responsibility. By a 1985 amendment, states were given until January 1993 to develop a new system of disposal facilities. English reviews the progress they have made, focusing on one difficulty: that of finding technically and socially acceptable sites. She then turns to issues concerning authority, trust, risk, and justice that help to shape the siting dilemma. This book is made highly readable by vivid examples drawn from recent efforts to site low-level waste disposal facilities. The volume will be a helpful resource to those in the public and private sectors who are immediately concerned with the siting of radioactive waste disposal facilities, hazardous waste facilities, solid waste landfills, incinerators, etc., as well as social scientists who are studying this problem.

General

Imprint: Praeger Publishers Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 1992
First published: June 1992
Authors: Mary Read English
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-89930-560-8
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Nuclear issues
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Waste management > General
LSN: 0-89930-560-1
Barcode: 9780899305608

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