Nuclear Waste Management and Legitimacy

Nuclear. Waste. Management. and. Legitimacy. Nuclear waste is goingtobe
aroundfor along time, both during the nuclearera and the subsequent period
needed to renderit harmless. The legitimacy issues that arise during these
generations ...


Author: Mats Andrén

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136446092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

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Nuclear technology places special demands on society and both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes require a large measure of security and monitoring at the international level. This book focuses on nuclear waste management, which can work in democratic countries only if viewed as legitimate by the population. This book posits the inability of democracies to establish such legitimacy as an explanation for the current absence of public policy decisions that can identify a solution. The problems are such that they can be resolved only if fundamental aspects of the modern notion of legitimacy are set aside.

Nuclear Waste Management in a Globalised World

If normative and factual validity are always linked in the generation and
maintenance of legitimacy, how does this relate to radioactive waste
management? In fact, we can see radioactive waste management as a linked
chain of policy ...


Author: Urban Strandberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317985358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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High-level nuclear waste (HLW) is a controversial and risky issue. For the next 100 years, the HLW will be subject to policy decisions and value assessments. Physically safe, technologically stable, and socio-economically sustainable HLW-management will top the agenda. That must be accomplished in a society whose segments are both stable and in a rapid state of flux, under the influence of global as well as national factors, private interests as well as the vagaries of national politics. Among the challenges to be faced is how to codify responsibilities of nuclear industry, governments and international organisations, and any adopted management policy must attain legitimacy at the local, national, regional and global levels. All such considerations raise questions about the practical and theoretical knowledge. This special issue book will address these questions by exploring HLW-management in Canada, France, Germany, India, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Special emphasis will be placed on highlighting national context, current trends and uncertainties, with relevance to a socially sustainable contemporary and future HLW-management.

Nuclear Waste Management Strategies

L.Q. 11 (1957). Arkush, D., 2012. Democracy and administrative legitimacy. Wake
Forest L. Rev. 47 (3), 611–630. Ausness, Richard. “High-level radioactive waste
management: the nuclear dilemma,” Wis. L. Rev. vol. 1979, no. 3 (1979): p.


Author: Mark H. Sanders

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128137390

Category: Science

Page: 226

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Nuclear Waste Management Strategies: An International Perspective presents worldwide insights into nuclear waste management strategies from a technical engineering perspective, with consideration for important legal aspects. It provides a one-stop, comprehensive analysis of both historical and up-to-date nuclear waste management strategies, while consulting important legal aspects of decision-making and implementation processes. With case studies from around the world, this book provides a unique understanding of nuclear waste management technologies and methods available, ensuring that researchers and engineering professionals are equipped with the right knowledge to design, build, implement and improve their own waste management strategies. This book will benefit those researching and learning in the nuclear energy sector, especially those specializing in nuclear waste management strategies, as well as technical and legal communities within nuclear and environmental areas. It is also a valuable resource for lawmakers and regulatory bodies concerned with nuclear policy and waste management. Provides a one-stop location for reference material on nuclear waste management strategies from around the world Focuses on the associated technical engineering elements of planning for, and implementing, waste management strategies Includes real-life examples from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa

Nuclear Waste Management in Canada

that grounds exist for treating them as effectively functioning as a single actor in
relation to nuclear waste management. ... Each organization does this in slightly
different ways and for different purposes: AECL to legitimate its proposed waste ...


Author: Darrin Durant

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774859035

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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As oil reserves decline and the environment takes centre stage in public policy discussions, the merits and dangers of nuclear power and nuclear waste management are once again being debated. Nuclear Waste Management in Canada provides a critical counterpoint to the position of government and industry by examining not only the technical but also the social and ethical aspects of the issue. What do frequently used terms such as safety, risk, and acceptability really mean? And how and why did the public consultation process in Canada fail to address ethical and social issues? This timely collection defuses the uncertainty, ambiguity, and ignorance that surrounds discussions of nuclear energy.

Oversight Nuclear waste management

Subcommittee on Fossil and Nuclear Energy Research, Development, and
Demonstration. STATEMENT ... Good morning, Mr. Chairman and members, I
appreciate the opportunity to comment on the development of a national policy
for nuclear waste management. These views ... Second, they create a legitimate
suspicion that responsible Federal officials are adopting a posture of indecision
and delay.


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Fossil and Nuclear Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration


ISBN: LOC:00176640108

Category: Energy policy


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Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

Environmental. Studies. Nuclear Waste Management and Legitimacy Nihilism
and responsibility Mats Andrén Nuclear Power, Economic Development
Discourse and the Environment The case of India Manu V. Mathai Federalism of
Wetlands ...


Author: Gerald Kutney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317914655

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Carbon Politics and the Failure of Kyoto charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and examines the ensuing failure of the international community to adequately address climate change. The focus is not on the science or consequences of climate change but on the political gamesmanship of the major players throughout the UNFCCC negotiation process. More than an updated history of the subject matter, this book provides a detailed study of the carbon targets which became the biggest influencing factor on the reaction of nations to Kyoto’s binding agreements. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the leading nations’ motives, including the US, China and Germany, in entering the negotiations, in particular, their economic interests. Despite the effort to combat climate change in politics that the negotiations represent, the book concludes that an agreement which requires almost 200 very different nations to agree on a single protocol is doomed to failure. The book offers a novel contribution to our understanding of this failure and suggests alternative frameworks and policies to tackle what is arguably the most complex political issue of our time.

Site Unseen

The policies guiding nuclear waste management are a mixture of legislative
mandate, administrative interpretation, and ... processes and institutions required
to develop a credible and legitimate strategy for nuclear waste management
have ...


Author: Gerald Jacob

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822974536

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Gerald Jacob views the history of public policy regarding nuclear waste, culminating in the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy act and its aftermath. The 1982 act promised a solution, but Jacob believes it deferred to the interests of the nuclear utilities and the U.S. Department of Energy. He describes how the nuclear establishment used science and geography to protect its interests and dominate nuclear waste policy making. He examines the federal promotion of nuclear power, and asserts that federal policies strong-armed public opposition, and locked the country into a single, but flawed waste disposal solution.

Nuclear Waste

the management of low level radioactive waste is handled more efficiently on a
regional basis . ... legitimacy is the key to public acceptance of any attempt to
solve the waste issue ; and 121 Central Midwest Interstate Low level Radioactive


Author: Peter Riley

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015060619254

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Nuclear waste is a by-product of the nuclear weapons programme, the nuclear electricity programme and, to a lesser extent, from the use of radioactive isotopes in medical and industrial processes. Using as a starting point the laws framed in the early years of the UK nuclear power programme to regulate the industry, this book compares approaches to nuclear waste management in a number of countries including the United States, France, Finland, and Korea. The book identifies the current treatment and proposed future of nuclear waste, looking at wider policies, stakeholder perceptions, international pressures and future energy scenarios. The key argument of the book is that, in the future, the regulation of nuclear waste must be treated as a primary objective of the law.

Siting Low level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities

on , 157 – 58 ; and volume restrictions , Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 , 8 Ohio
, 12 , 14 , 36 , 161 - 62 On - site disposal , 3 Opposition , and legitimacy , 155 – 58
Ortciger , Thomas , 63 , 65 Outcomes , and procedural justice , 140 – 41 , 153 ...


Author: Mary R. English

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000102702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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The 1980 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act ushered in a new era in low-level waste disposal; one with vastly increased state responsibilities. By a 1985 amendment, states were given until January 1993 to fulfill their mandate. English reviews their progress, focusing on one intractable problem: the difficulty of finding technically and socially acceptable sites for new disposal facilities. To comprehend--and, possibly, solve--the siting dilemma, differing values on issues concerning authority, trust, risk, and justice must be understood.

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management

environment, as a legitimate practice, within limits authorized by the regulatory
body, of liquid or gaseous radioactive ... nuclear facilities during normal operation
; "disposal" means the emplacement of spent fuel or radioactive waste in an ...


Author: Bill Clinton

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756720354


Page: 51

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Transmits the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, done at Vienna on Sept. 5, 1997. It also includes the report of the U.S. Dept. of State concerning the Convention. This Convention was adopted by a Diplomatic Conference convened by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Sept. 1997 and was opened for signature in Vienna on Sept. 5, 1997, during the IAEA General Conference, on which date Secretary of Energy Federico Pena signed the Convention for the U.S. The Convention is an important part of the effort to raise the level of nuclear safety around the world.

Nuclear Waste Disposal

Complementing the corporate presence , environmental management and health
and safety units are located in the line ... with location management experience ,
demonstrated the greatest appreciation for the legitimacy of the environmental ...


Author: Jackie L. Braitman


ISBN: STANFORD:36105118936223

Category: Nuclear energy

Page: 194

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The research reported here is a device for considering whether the Department of Energy can succeed in siting nuclear waste repositories through marginal program and legislative changes or whether more fundamental changes in the mechanisms for public control are needed. The analysis presented here strongly suggests the need for fundamental changes if public responsibilities, such as nuclear waste disposal, are to be met. Contents: Facility Siting; Differences in the Institutional Environments of Public and Private Sector Organizations; Implications for Siting Noxious Facilities; The Department of Energy Program to Site High-Level Radioactive Waste Repositories; An Oil Company Program for Siting Petrochemical Facilities; Findings and Policy Implications.

Public Reactions to Nuclear Waste

Public fears and opposition to nuclear waste disposal plans can be seen as a “
crisis of confidence , " a profound ... political processes and institutions required
to develop a credible and legitimate strategy for nuclear waste management
have ...


Author: Dresser Professor and Regents Professor of Sociology Riley E Dunlap


ISBN: STANFORD:36105003430738

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Nuclear waste is going nowhere, and neither is the debate over its disposal. The problem, growing every day, has proven intractable, with policymakers on one side, armed with daunting technical data, and the public on the other, declaring: not in my backyard. This timely volume offers a look past our present impasse into the nature and roots of public viewpoints on nuclear waste disposal. A much-needed supplement to the largely technical literature on this problem, the book provides extensive studies of the reaction of citizens--whether rural or urban, near-site residents or prospective visitors--to proposed nuclear waste sites around the nation, particularly Nevada's Yucca Mountain. Conducted by distinguished sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, and economists, these studies constitute the most comprehensive account available of the impact of public perceptions and opinions on the nuclear waste policy process in the United States. As such, the collection will clarify the politics of nuclear waste siting and will give impetus to the stalled debate over the issue. Contributors. Rodney K. Baxter, Julia G. Brody, Bruce Clary, Lori Cramer, William H. Desvousges, Riley E. Dunlap, Douglas Easterling, Judy K. 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, K. David Pijawka, Eugene A. Rosa, Paul Slovic

Partnering for Long term Management of Radioactive Waste

High quality decisions in regard of the nuclear waste problem must include the
concerned citizens . ... technical solution , the authenticity ( trustworthiness ) of
the waste management organisation's team and the legitimacy of their actions .


Author: OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Publisher: Organization for Economic

ISBN: MINN:31951D03034066Z

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

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National radioactive waste management programmes are in various phases of siting facilities and rely on distinct technical approaches for different categories of waste. In all cases, it is necessary for institutional actors And The potential or actual host community to build a meaningful, workable relationship. Partnership approaches are effective in achieving a balance between the requirements of fair representation and competent participation. With host community support, they also help ensure the desirable combination of a licensable site and management concept as well as a balance between compensation, local control and development opportunities. This report provides up-to-date information on experience with local partnership arrangements in 13 countries. The characteristics, advantages and aims of community partnerships are also described in addition To The concept's evolution over the past decade.

Environmental and Ethical Aspects of Long lived Radioactive Waste Disposal

Radioactive Waste Management Committee, OCSE = OECD., Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and ... input in no way needs to result in a mediocre
common denominator , or to diminish the legitimacy of real differences in values .


Author: Nuclear Energy Agency

Publisher: OECD

ISBN: UOM:39015034250889

Category: Radioactive waste disposal

Page: 314

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Public Confidence in the Management of Radioactive Waste

trying to respect the interests of future stakeholders , the legitimacy of government
decisions in the eyes of the people is ... The Nuclear Waste Management
Organisation ( NWMO ) and Canadian society face great challenges to meet the ...


Author: OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015056834867

Category: Electronic books

Page: 195

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This publication presents the proceedings of an OECD/NEA workshop, held in Canada in October 2002, which brought together delegates from 14 countries to discuss a range of public concerns and social considerations involved in nuclear waste management activities for local communities.

Environment Planning A

As such, issues of credibility, legitimacy, and financial security played key roles in
defining the conflict and determining the viability of the nuclear establishment. ...
the stability of the industry as well as political and social reforms entailing new
approaches to nuclear waste management. Chapter 5 has details of the
problems and failures in the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act. In chapter 6 the
technological ...




ISBN: UCSC:32106011953343

Category: City planning


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Environment Planning

This culminated in efforts in the 1990s to develop one deep disposal option for all
ILW and LLW ( Simmons et al , 2006 ) at Sellafield . ... The rejection of the RCF
proposal crystallized a crisis of legitimacy for the institutions of RWM . ... to and
beyond a decision regarding how to manage higher activity wastes , established
in 2003 ) the independent Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (
CoRWM ) ...




ISBN: UCLA:L0106138167

Category: City planning


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Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and High level Waste Management

14 The legacy of lost opportunities for progress on the waste disposal issue over
the past decade has some important ... the legitimacy of existing policy - making
processes , and needlessly endanger the future of nuclear energy as a whole .


Author: California Energy Commission


ISBN: STANFORD:36105122903573

Category: Radioactive wastes


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