Managing Nuclear Waste: Part One of a Two-Part Series on Social Science in the Engineering Enterprise

TitleManaging Nuclear Waste: Part One of a Two-Part Series on Social Science in the Engineering Enterprise
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsJenkins-Smith, HC, Silva, CL, Herron, KG, Trousset, SR, Rechard, RP
Corporate AuthorsUnited States, National Academy of Engineering,
JournalThe Bridge
Volume42
Issue2
Start Page49-58
Pagination49-58
Date PublishedFall 2012
PublisherUnited States, National Academy of Engineering
Place PublishedWashington DC
Keywordsenergy , ENGINEERING , PUBLIC , Public Engagement and Science
AbstractPublic attitudes about the management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level waste (HLW) are closely related to general attitudes about nuclear energy. Thus, understanding how perceptions and preferences about nuclear energy have evolved in recent years provides a necessary context for making sense of public beliefs, concerns, and preferences for managing SNF. This article describes some of the lessons learned about public acceptance of nuclear storage and disposal facilities in the United States over the past several decades.
URLhttp://www.nae.edu/Publications/Bridge/59220/59232.aspx
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