A Formal Communication Process: Pathway to Improved Policy Making

by Allen Benson, U.S. Dep of Energy, Washington, United States,
A. C. Robison, U.S. Dep of Energy, Washington, United States,
Paul E. Seidler, U.S. Dep of Energy, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


This paper will examine the efforts made and the steps taken by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (DOE/OCRWM) to establish and keep open lines of communication with officials in Nye County, Nevada, the location of Yucca Mountain, the site of a proposed high-level nuclear waste repository. These efforts include creating policies and procedures for conducting oversight of the Yucca Mountain site Characterization Project (YMP), as well as developing programs for engaging in technical studies, requests for impact assistance and financial assistance, and ensuring there's a continuous flow of information to the residents of Nevada.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Nuclear power | Waste sites | Financial management | Waste disposal | Environmental issues | Geology | Public policy | Nevada | United States

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