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The Road to Yucca Mountain: The Development of Radioactive Waste Policy in the United States
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Publisher Univ of California Pr
Publication date September 2, 2009
Pages 228
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780520260450
ISBN-10 0520260457
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $85.00
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In The Road to Yucca Mountain, J. Samuel Walker traces the U.S. 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 Mountain in Nevada as a high-level waste repository, Walker thoroughly investigates the approaches adopted by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). He explains the growing criticism of the AEC's waste programs, such as the AEC's embarrassing failure in its first serious effort to build a high-level waste repository in a Kansas salt mine. Clearly and accessibly, Walker explains the issues surrounding deep geological disposal and surface storage of high-level waste and spent reactor fuel. He analyzes the equally complex and divisive question of fuel “reprocessing.” He weaves reliable research with fresh insights about nuclear science, geology, politics, and public administration, making this original and authoritative account an essential guide for understanding the continuing controversy over an illusive and emotional topic.

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