Building Consensus in Developing Radioactive Waste Management Systems

by Robert Terrell, U.S. Dept of Energy, Washington, United States,
Stephen L. Smith, U.S. Dept of Energy, Washington, United States,
Robert Philpott, U.S. Dept of Energy, Washington, United States,
Jeffrey Gibson, U.S. Dept of Energy, Washington, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991

Abstract: To successfully develop radioactive waste management systems, national authorities must work to establish consensus on numerous complex issues among many affected and interested parties. This paper explores the meaning of consensus in waste management, with special attention to the different arenas in which consensus is established and how DOE can respond if consensus is withheld. Highlights of other national waste management programs are introduced to provide a broader perspective on consensus. It is suggested that the U.S. waste management program has reached a point where Congress needs to act to reaffirm consensus on the direction of the U.S. program.

Subject Headings: Systems management | Radioactive wastes | Energy storage | Waste storage | Building management | Team building | Industrial wastes

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search