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The road to Yucca Mountain : the development of radioactive waste policy in the United States

Author: J Samuel Walker; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the United States government's efforts to deal with the technical and political problems associated with radioactive waste, describing various approaches used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to deal with radioactive waste sites throughout the country.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, J. Samuel.
Road to Yucca Mountain.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)820738783
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Samuel Walker; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
ISBN: 9780520260450 0520260457
OCLC Number: 276274684
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2009-0442-P.
"Published in association with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A solvable problem --
A "huge and ever-increasing problem" --
An "atomic garbage dump" for Kansas --
New directions in radioactive waste management --
Progressing toward stalemate --
Commercial low-level waste : a "once low priority matter" --
The transportation of nuclear waste --
A legislative "solution."
Responsibility: J. Samuel Walker.

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Traces the US government's tangled efforts to solve the technical and political problems associated with radioactive waste. From the Manhattan Project through the designation in 1987 of Yucca  Read more...

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