Social Realities in High-Level Radioactive Waste Management and Their Policy Implication

by Roger E. Kasperson, Cent for Technology, Environment, and Development (CENTED), United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990

Abstract:

The management of high-level radioactive waste involves a number of enduring social realities that have posed major obstables to timely progress. These realities include: the deep-seated public concern over risks, difficult value issues, social distrust, and a new class of social and economic impacts. A coherent and stable waste program demands policies that carefully take account of these realities.



Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Social factors | Waste management | Public health and safety | Risk management | Industrial wastes | Radioactive materials | Hazardous materials | United States

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