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Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere

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In 1979, provoked by the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, governors of states hosting disposal facilities for low-level radioac... Weiterlesen
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In 1979, provoked by the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, governors of states hosting disposal facilities for low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) refused to accept additional shipments. The resulting shortage of disposal sites for wastes spurred Congress to devolve responsibility for establishing new, geographically diffuse LLRW disposal sites to states and regional compacts, with siting authorities often employing socio-economic and political data to target communities that would give little resistance to their plans. The communities, however, were far from compliant, organizing nearly 1000 opposition events that ended up blocking the implementation of any new disposal sites. Sherman provides comprehensive coverage of this opposition, testing hypotheses regarding movement mobilization and opposition strategy by analyzing the frequency and disruptive qualities of activism. In the process, he bridges applied policy questions about hazardous waste disposal with broader questions about the dynamics of social movements and the intergovernmental politics of policy implementation. The issues raised in this book are sure to be renewed as interest grows in nuclear power and the disposal of the resulting waste remains uncertain.

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Titel: Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere
Untertitel: Politics, Social Movements, and the Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Autor:
EAN: 9781136522079
ISBN: 978-1-136-52207-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Ökologie
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 25.06.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch