Dispute Resolution — A New Approach for Public Acceptance of the High-Level Radioactive Waste Mamagement Regulatory System

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by Barry H. Smith, Ross and Smith, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990:

Abstract: This paper examines the feasibility of utilizing Dispute Resolution to significantly reduce the numbers of technical disputes subject to litigation in civil courts or before the NRC to enhance public acceptance of the Civilian High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Regulatory System. The Paper examines mechanisms available for neutral third parties, including 'lay persons' to resolve disputes prior to the submission of the license application.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Dispute resolution | Waste management | Systems management | Licensure and certification | Environmental issues | Management methods | Feasibility studies |

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