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The Bedrock of Opinion: Science, Technology and Society in the Siting of High-Level Nuclear Waste / Edition 1
     

The Bedrock of Opinion: Science, Technology and Society in the Siting of High-Level Nuclear Waste / Edition 1

by Goran Sundqvist
 

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ISBN-10: 904815958X

ISBN-13: 9789048159581

Pub. Date: 12/07/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The issue of nuclear waste is about managing some of the most dangerous material ever to exist. This has to be done safely, and in a way that remains safe for many thousands of years. To realize safe disposal, satisfying bedrock conditions are needed as well as people willing to accept disposal in their own community. In most countries this kind of place has been

Overview

The issue of nuclear waste is about managing some of the most dangerous material ever to exist. This has to be done safely, and in a way that remains safe for many thousands of years. To realize safe disposal, satisfying bedrock conditions are needed as well as people willing to accept disposal in their own community. In most countries this kind of place has been difficult to locate.
This book is the first of its kind, reporting a study which analyses in detail the highly controversial decisions on how to finally dispose of nuclear waste in Sweden, a country considered a forerunner in nuclear waste management. The siting process is traced, as are its connections both back in time and to the global community. From the perspective of science and technology studies the study contributes to the understanding of regulation of controversial technical issues in modern societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048159581
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Environment & Policy Series , #32
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. Prologue. 1. A Critical Matter. 2. Constructing a Theoretical Framework. 3. The Discovery of Nuclear Waste. 4. Interpreting Absolute Safety. 5. No Particular Place to Go. 6. Geologists Mapping Bedrock. 7. The Myth of Democracy. 8. Regulating Technological Systems. References. Index.

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