Accession Number : ADA262251


Title :   High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal: Policy and Prognosis


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Bouton, Jr, Edwin H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262251.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : Solving the United States' high level nuclear waste disposal dilemma is vital to our energy Independence and economic growth. The issue has been stalled for decades and presently faces enormous political obstacles despite renewed government effort to achieve a solution. Some technical questions persist. however the issue is mainly one of politics. The current course of action, in which the federal government is forcing a state to accept siting of the permanent waste repository. is flawed and politically deadlocked. A better plan would be one in which the region accepting the repository benefits and thus seeks to host, vice impede, its construction.


Descriptors :   *WASTE DISPOSAL , *WASTE MANAGEMENT , *RADIOACTIVE WASTES , POLICIES , WASTE RECYCLING , NUCLEAR ENERGY , LONG RANGE(TIME)


Subject Categories : Radiation Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE