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By Riley E. Dunlap, Michael E. Kraft, Eugene A. Rosa

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ISBN-13: 9780822313557

Nuclear waste goes nowhere, and nor is the controversy over its disposal. the matter, starting to be on a daily basis, has confirmed intractable, with policymakers on one aspect, armed with daunting technical info, and the general public at the different, stating: now not in my yard. This well timed quantity deals a glance earlier our current deadlock into the character and roots of public viewpoints on nuclear waste disposal.
A much-needed complement to the principally technical literature in this challenge, the e-book offers huge experiences of the response of citizens--whether rural or city, near-site citizens or potential visitors--to proposed nuclear waste websites round the country, rather Nevada's Yucca Mountain. carried out by way of uncommon sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, and economists, those experiences represent the main accomplished account on hand of the effect of public perceptions and evaluations at the nuclear waste coverage procedure within the usa. As such, the gathering will make clear the politics of nuclear waste siting and may supply impetus to the stalled debate over the problem.

Contributors. Rodney okay. Baxter, Julia G. Brody, Bruce Clary, Lori Cramer, William H. Desvousges, Riley E. Dunlap, Douglas Easterling, Judy ok. Fleishman, James Flynn, William R. Freudenburg, Michael E. Kraft, Richard S. Krannich, Howard Kunreuther, Mark Layman, Ronald L. Little, Robert Cameron Mitchell, Alvin H. Mushkatel, Joanne M. Nigg, okay. David Pijawka, Eugene A. Rosa, Paul Slovic

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