On-Site Representation and Oversight: A Special Role for the State of the Nevada and Nye County in the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program

by Catherine M. Madore, ICF Kaiser Engineers, United States,
Wilma C. Probst, ICF Kaiser Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990

Abstract: The on-site representation and oversight provision of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), as amended, represents a continuation of a longstanding trend toward State and local government involvement in the administration of federal programs, and provides affected parties with a unique opportunity to safeguard the integrity of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) efforts to determine if Yucca Mountain, Nevada is a suitable site for the Nation's first high-level radioactive waste repository.

Subject Headings: Waste management | Radioactive wastes | Waste sites | State government | Public policy | Federal government | Local government | Nuclear safety | Nevada | North America | United States

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