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 research 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 protection and effort issues linked to hugely radioactive waste, political issues have avoided policymakers from adopting long term strategies to the matter. Implications of strength terrorist or illegal activity concerning waste are excessive at the time table including its real transportation. This e-book explores nuclear waste difficulties throughout the broader lens of federal, kingdom and native govt and the consequent constraints on coverage that emerge in the American process. offering particular case stories to spotlight the deficiencies in present coverage and making plans, in addition to the potential of terrorist job, it's hugely fitted to classes on defense stories and environmental politics.

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For these reasons, the on-site dry cask storage option has become increasingly controversial, which has led to increased political conflict. Summary Over the years, commercial nuclear power production and nuclear weapons related defense activities have generated significant quantities of highly radioactive waste. This nuclear waste is being stored across the country at commercial nuclear power facilities and defense plants. Spent nuclear fuel is being stored on-site either in spent fuel pools or in dry cask storage containers and the high-level waste from nuclear weapons production, nuclear naval ships, and defense research activities is being stored on-site at defense plants.

In 1957, the first commercial nuclear power plant began producing electricity. 1 Although the Act initially was passed to encourage nuclear power production, it also provides coverage for the highly radioactive waste stored on-site. S. electricity production. At the same time commercial nuclear power generation expanded, DOE generated high-level waste as a result of its defense activities. In the early years, the amount of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste generated was small and not considered to be much of a problem.

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