Educating American College Students on Issues Associated with the Isolation of Radioactive Wastes

by Donald H. Williams, Hope Coll, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


A successful college-level course has been developed on issues associated with high-level and low-level radioactive waste. It emphasizes the background science. It has been taught to 150 non-science majors who report that their attitudes about radwaste and nuclear power have changed drastically. The course includes heavy doses of policy issues and student participation. Teaching strategies are included along with an outline of the topics presented.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Waste management | Students | Colleges and universities | Nuclear power | Engineering education | Education

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