Education—Path Towards Solution Regarding Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel

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by Dale E. Klein, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991:

Abstract: Education, not emotional reaction, is the path to take in the safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Education is needed at all levels: elementary schools, secondary schools, two-year colleges, four-year colleges, graduate schools, and adult education. The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) should not be expected to tackle this problem alone. Assistance is needed from local communities, schools, and state and federal governments. However, OCRWM can lay the foundation for a comprehensive educational plan directed specifically at educating the public on the spent nuclear fuel issue and OCRWM can begin the implementation of this plan.

Subject Headings: Fuels | Nuclear power | School (K-12) | Colleges and universities | Radioactive wastes | Engineering education | Waste management |

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