Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust: Dealing with Radioactive Waste (RFF Press)

By: Carter, Professor Luther J.

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0915707292 473 pages including index. Argues that deep geologic repositories can solve the waste problem and go far toward meeting the imperatives of protecting life from dangerously radioactive material, and preventing the unauthorized use of explosive plutonium. Details the origins of nuclear wastes, probes the lack of planning for waste disposal that marked the optimistic early years of nuclear power, and analyzes the controversies and technological investigations that have arisen as scientists, environmentalists, members of Congress, and federal agency officialls try to keep pace with the mounting nuclear legacy. Examines how fuel reprocessing complicates the containment of radioactivity and the safeguarding of plutonium. Plutonium recylcing, he concludes, is an economic and political albatross for those nations choosing it. Light soiling to edges. Bit of writing at base of front endpaper.

Title: Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust: Dealing with Radioactive Waste (RFF Press)

Author Name: Carter, Professor Luther J.

Categories: Science & Technology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Washington, DC, U.S.A., RFF Press: 1987

ISBN Number: 0915707292

ISBN Number 13: 9780915707294

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 62106281

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