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Public Reactions to Nuclear Waste: Citizens’ Views of by Riley E. Dunlap, Michael E. Kraft, Eugene A. Rosa

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

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 part, armed with daunting technical info, and the general public at the different, stating: no longer in my yard. This well timed quantity bargains 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 booklet offers wide reviews of the response of citizens--whether rural or city, near-site citizens or potential visitors--to proposed nuclear waste websites round the kingdom, quite Nevada's Yucca Mountain. carried out by way of distinct sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, and economists, those experiences represent the main complete account to be had of the effect of public perceptions and critiques at the nuclear waste coverage method 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 okay. 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, ok. David Pijawka, Eugene A. Rosa, Paul Slovic

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As the first systematic assessment of public acceptability of a nuclear waste repository, the results of the Texas research were something of a harbinger of things to come-an early warning signal of difficult social obstacles to the siting of a repository. Brody and Fleishman's principal discovery was a deep and widespread opposition to the repository, not only among Deaf Smith residents, as expected, but also, unexpectedly, among the residents of all the comparison communities. The third finalist site in the West was the Hanford Nuclear Reservation located on the Columbia River in the south central area of Washington State.

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