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Burying uncertainty : risk and the case against geological disposal of nuclear waste

Author: K S Shrader-Frechette
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a look at US government policy regarding the nation's high-level radioactive waste both scientifically and ethically. This title argues that this policy is profoundly misguided on both  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shrader-Frechette, K.S. (Kristin Sharon).
Burying uncertainty.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993
(DLC) 92035083
(OCoLC)26852168
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K S Shrader-Frechette
ISBN: 9780520913967 0520913965 9780520082441 0520082443 0520083016 9780520083011
OCLC Number: 45732024
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 346 pages)
Contents: The Riddle of Nuclear Waste --
The Status Quo: Promoting Permanent Disposal --
The Mistakes of the Past --
Understanding the Origins of the Problem --
Radioactive Waste: Technical Background --
Radioactive Waste: Historical Background --
The Current Status of High-Level Radioactive Waste --
Radioactive Waste: Legal and Regulatory Background --
Reliance on Value Judgments in Repository Risk Assessment --
Science and Methodological Value Judgments --
Quantitative Risk Assessment and Value Judgments --
Value Judgments in Estimating Risks --
Value Judgments in Evaluating Risks --
Subjective Estimates of Repository Risks --
Repository Risk Estimates Rely on Questionable Value Judgments --
Value Judgments about Long-term Risks --
Value Judgments about Model Reliability --
Value Judgments about Simplification of the Phenomena --
Value Judgments about Reliability of Sampling --
Value Judgments about Laboratory Predictions --
Value Judgments about Fractured, Unsaturated Media --
Value Judgments that Interpolations Are Acceptable --
Value Judgments that Human Error Is Not Significant --
Problems with Yucca Mountain versus Problems with Permanent Disposal --
Subjective Evaluations of Repository Risks --
Value Judgments that a Given Magnitude of Risk Is Acceptable --
Value Judgments that Risk Reductions Are Sufficient --
Value Judgments that Worst-case Hazards Are Not Credible --
Value Judgments that Average Risks Are Acceptable --
Value Judgments that More Recent Assessments Are More Reliable --
Value Judgments that Utilitarian Risk Theories Are Just.
Responsibility: K.S. Shrader-Frechette.

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