Problems and Prospects for Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy

Synopsis

The development and use of nuclear power in the United States has become stalemated. After the early promise of energy "too cheap to meter," public concerns and legal challenges have stymied the nuclear power industry. Chief among these is the issue of safe disposal of nuclear waste. This volume, therefore, examines the dynamics of nuclear waste disposal policy. It is organized to address a wide range of issues found in the policy debate, e.g., the interrelationship between science and public choice, policy management and implementation, legal protection and liability, quality assurance and transportation, and so on. The volume provides a comprehensive view of the complex environment in which nuclear waste disposal policy develops.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Bruce B. Clary
  • Michael V. McGinnis
  • J. Holmes Armstead Jr.
  • Karlen J. Reed
  • Brian Cook
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993