The Politics of Nuclear Waste

The Politics of Nuclear Waste

Pergamon Policy Studies on Energy

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Editor: E. William Colglazier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154244

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The Politics of Nuclear Waste covers several issues concerning nuclear waste, such as management, disposal, and its impact on politics. Consisting of eight chapters, the book covers several aspects of the politics of nuclear waste. The opening chapter discusses nuclear waste management in the United States, while the next chapter reviews a cross national perspective on the politics of nuclear waste. Chapter 3 talks about congressional and executive branch factions in nuclear waste management policy, while Chapter 4 discusses federal-state conflict in nuclear waste management. Chapter 5 tackles consultation and concurrence, and Chapter 6 deals with public participation. Chapter seven aims to answer “When does consultation become co-optation?” and “When does information become propaganda?” The last chapter discusses prospects for consensus. This book will be of great interest to those concerned with the implication of nuclear waste management for the political climate.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Chapter 1. Nuclear Waste Management in the United States

    Chapter 2. A Cross-National Perspective on the Politics of Nuclear Waste

    Chapter 3. What Happened to the IRG? Congressional and Executive Branch Factions in Nuclear Waste Management Policy

    Chapter 4. Federal-State Conflict in Nuclear Waste Management: The Legal Bases

    Chapter 5. Consultation and Concurrence: Process or Substance

    Chapter 6. Public Participation: U.S. and European Perspectives

    Chapter 7. When Does Consultation Become Co-optation? When Does Information Become Propaganda? An Environmental Perspective

    Epilogue Prospects for Consensus

    Appendix A. Presidential Message and Fact Sheet of February 12, 1980

    Appendix B. Policy Statement of the American Nuclear Society on High Level Waste

    Appendix C. Executive Summary of the Interim Report of the State Planning Council

    Appendix D. Participants of the Aspen Institute Conference


    About the Editor and Contributors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 290
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154244

About the Editor

E. William Colglazier

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