“Yucca Mountain is Dead”

The Challenge of Nuclear Waste Governance in the United States
Part of the Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection book series (EPKS)


The United States faces unique and complex challenges in relation to the management of its large volume of high-level radioactive waste (HLW). This is due in part to the especially long history and large-scale nature of the country’s nuclear research and power generation programs. Radioactive waste has been generated for more than half a century in connection with both civilian and military activities (and has been managed under a bifurcated system of separate civilian and military management procedures).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungszentrum für UmweltpolitikFU BerlinBerlinGermany

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