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Main Title Whose backyard, whose risk : fear and fairness in toxic and nuclear waste siting /
Author Gerrard, Michael,
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 1994
OCLC Number 30545774
ISBN 0262071606 (alk. paper); 9780262071604 (alk. paper)
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Location--Government policy--United States ; Hazardous waste sites--Government policy--United States ; Afvalstortplaatsen ; Milieubeleid
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  HD4483.G47 1994 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/12/2015
Collation ix, 335 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-325) and index.
Contents Notes
An environmental lawyer offers an analysis of practices that contribute to the failure of successful waste disposal and suggests alternative methods to tackle various forms of waste and effectively allocate land with a minimum of risk. I. Setting the Stage. 2. The Origins and Disposal of Nonradioactive Wastes. 3. The Origins and Disposal of Radioactive Wastes. 4. How Siting Decisions Are Made. 5. Evaluating the Current Siting Processes -- II. Prior Proposals for Reform. 6. Consensual Proposals. 7. Coercive Proposals. 8. Avoidance Proposals -- III. A Proposed Solution: Local Control, State Responsibility, National Allocation. 9. A Description of the Proposal. 10. Evaluating the Proposed Siting Process. 11. Practicalities of Implementation. Epilogue: How a Siting Decision Could Be Made.