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

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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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