LLRW Disposal Facility Siting

Successes and Failures in Six Countries

  • Anna Vari
  • Patricia Reagan-Cirincione
  • Jeryl L. Mumpower

Part of the Technology, Risk, and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 1-14
  3. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 15-22
  4. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 23-65
  5. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 66-90
  6. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 91-107
  7. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 108-133
  8. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 134-159
  9. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 160-176
  10. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 177-185
  11. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 186-196
  12. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 197-205
  13. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 206-214
  14. Anna Vari, Patricia Reagan-Cirincione, Jeryl L. Mumpower
    Pages 215-241
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 242-310

About this book

Introduction

Planning for the management of nuclear wastes -- whatever their level of radioactivity -- is one of the most important environmental problems for all societies that produce utility, industrial, medical, or other radioactive waste products. Attemps to site low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities in Western industrial societies, however, have repeatedly engendered conflicts between governments, encountered vehement opposition on the part of local citizen groups, and given rise to overt hostilities among involved parties.
LLRW Disposal Facility Siting is the result of a study designed to learn more about the causes underlying failed and successful efforts to site LLRW disposal facilities. The study is based on case histories of LLRW disposal facility siting processes in six countries. Siting processes in five states within the United States and in five additional countries are analyzed using information obtained from public documents and supplemented by interviews with key participants. The selected states and countries are major generators of LLRW and each has made efforts to establish LLRW disposal facilities during the past decade. They vary widely in the approaches they have adopted to LLRW management, the institutional structures developed for managing the siting process, the means used to involve stakeholders and technical experts in the facility siting process and the amount and type of data used in making decisions.
The analysis of these case histories provides general lessons about the advantages, disadvantages, strengths, and weaknesses of the various approaches that have been attempted or implemented. LLRW Disposal Facility Siting provides valuable data for academics and researchers working in the area of environmental management.

Keywords

Stakeholder environmental management management radioactive waste waste disposal

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna Vari
    • 1
  • Patricia Reagan-Cirincione
    • 2
  • Jeryl L. Mumpower
    • 3
  1. 1.Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-1120-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4489-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1120-1
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