Calculated risks: highly radioactive waste and homeland by Kenneth A, Dr Rogers, Marvin G, Mr Kingsley

By Kenneth A, Dr Rogers, Marvin G, Mr Kingsley

This good documented learn examines one of many more and more urgent difficulties for US native land safeguard: the garage and administration of radioactive waste. regardless of urgent place of birth safeguard and effort matters linked to hugely radioactive waste, political issues have avoided policymakers from adopting long term strategies to the matter. Implications of power terrorist or criminality regarding waste are excessive at the time table including its real transportation. This booklet explores nuclear waste difficulties in the course of the broader lens of federal, nation and native executive and the ensuing constraints on coverage that emerge in the American procedure. providing particular case reviews to focus on the deficiencies in present coverage and making plans, in addition to the potential for terrorist job, it's hugely fitted to classes on safety reports and environmental politics.

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S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, December 2004, pp. html] On-Site Storage 39 High-Level Waste Storage at Defense Related Facilities Over the years, considerable high-level waste has been generated as a result of the DOE defense activities. Some of the nuclear waste is generated in liquid form during the chemical reprocessing of the spent nuclear fuel to recover uranium or plutonium. Other nuclear materials such as spent nuclear fuel and plutonium are solids. The high-level waste, both in liquid and solid form, is stored on-site in underground tanks at defense facilities at Hanford Reservation, Richland, Washington; Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina.

S. Mayors Conference adopted policy statements calling for more training and funding for local emergency response along the proposed transportation routes for the spent nuclear fuel. In addition, the Western Interstate Energy Board (an 13 The federal government offered funding incentives to explore the possibility of establishing a federally sponsored interim storage facility (known as a monitored retrievable storage – MRS – site). Two counties (Freemont County, WY and Grant County, ND) received preliminary federal grants that were eventually blocked by the state.

S. pdf] (Reed, 2000) Reed, James B. “The State Role in Spent Fuel Transportation Safety: Year 2000 Update,” NCSL Transportation Series, January 2000, No. htm] (Roche, 2002) Roche, Lisa Riley. S. S. html] (Tetreault, 2002) Tetreault, Steve. “Nye County seeks role in nuclear waste project,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 9, 2002. Available at [http://www. reviewjournal. com]. (Tetreault, 2003) Tetreault, Steve. “Congress settles on budget for Yucca Mountain,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6 November 2003.

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