Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust: Dealing with Radioactive Waste

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Subject Index
Abalone Alliance, 82
ACDA. See Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ACRS. See Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Actinides, 28, 435
Advanced gas-cooled (AGR) reactors, 235n., 238-239
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), 79
AEA. See Atomic Energy Authority
AEC. See Atomic Energy Commission
AFR. See Away-from-reactor storage
Against the State: Politics and Social Protest in Japan ( David Apter and Nagayo Sawa), 343
AGNS. See Allied-General Nuclear Fuel Services
ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principal of radioactive waste releases, 255, 259
ALATA (as low as technically achievable) principal of radioactive waste releases, 259
Alfred Hempel trading firm ( Germany), 380
Allied Chemical, 107
Allied-General Nuclear Fuel Services (AGNS), 91, 107-109, 121
abandonment of Barnwell facility, 124
demonstration proposal, 112-114
Alpha-emitters, 435
discharge limit at Windscale, 253, 261
discharge limit in W. Germany, 280
Alpha particles, 13n., 436
American Nuclear Energy Council (ANEC), 196, 203, 411
American Nuclear Society, 125
American Salt Company, 67-71
Americium-241, 391
ANDRA (Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Déchets Radioactif), 323-329
ANEC. See American Nuclear Energy Council
Anhydrite, 190
Anti-nuclear movement, 78-84 and nuclear waste legislation, 197-198
Appel des Quatre Cents, 313
Aquafluor reprocessing method, 105-106
ARCO. See Atlantic Richfield Company
Argonne National Laboratory, 49, 104, 122
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), 115n., 116, 117
Atlantic Fisher: dumping ship for nuclear waste, 377
Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), 107, 113
Atom Beseiged, The ( Dorothy Nelkin and Michael Pollack), 311
Atomic Energy Act ( 1946), 44
Atomic Energy Act ( 1954), 45, 88
amendment making bilateral agreements subject to congressional veto, 117
amendment prohibiting transfer of commercial fissionable material to military uses, 122
amendments to make Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards finding mandatory, 79

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part 1 - Sources of Public Unease 7
  • 1 - Containment 9
  • 2 - A Technology Ahead of Itself 41
  • 3 - The Reprocessing Dilemma 91
  • Part 2 - Searching for a Waste Policy 127
  • 4 - Policy Struggles in the Bureaucracy 129
  • 5 - Conflict in the Host States 145
  • 6 - The Nuclear Waste Policy Act 195
  • Part 3 - Europe, Japan, and the International Waste Problem 231
  • Introduction to Part 3 233
  • 7 - The United Kingdom: Problems of Containment 235
  • 8 - Germany: Wastes, Fuel Cycle Choice, and Politics 265
  • Conclusion 288
  • 9 - Sweden: Robust Solutions 289
  • Conclusion 306
  • 10 - France: Commitment to Plutonium Fuel 307
  • Conclusion 333
  • 11 - Japan, the Pacific, and the Nuclear Allergy 335
  • Conclusion 367
  • 12 - Transnational Problems and the Need for Multinational Solutions 369
  • Conclusion 396
  • Part 4 - A Time to Act 399
  • 13 - Common Ground 401
  • Glossary, Acronyms, and Abbreviations 435
  • Name Index 449
  • Subject Index 455
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