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Explores public perceptions and preferences about nuclear waste management, power and technologies in the United States
Offers a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 of people who live within 50 miles of major US nuclear waste facilities, as well as a national sample for comparison
Provides readers with data and analyses of actual public perceptions and preferences
Hundreds of studies have investigated public perceptions and preferences about nuclear power, waste management, and technology. However there is clear lack of uniformity in the style, aims and methods applied. Consequently, the body of results is inconsistent and it is difficult to isolate relevant patterns or interpretations. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust presents a theoretical base for public reactions then classifies and reviews the large body of surveys carried out over the past decade.
Particular focus is placed on residents within 50 miles US nuclear waste facilities due to the disproportionate presence of nuclear factors in their lives such as the legacy of nuclear waste disposal and job dependency. The motivations and reasons for their views such as fear, attraction to the economic benefits, trust of site managers and federal agencies, cultural views, personal history, and demographic attributes of the people are also considered to provide a balanced and detailed overview. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust includes a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 which includes questions considering the impact of Fukushima on US public opinion.
By including real life data alongside the analysis, Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust provides a relevant and concise reference for nuclear industry professionals. It also acts a resource for students and researchers studying nuclear-related topics including political, social and environmental factors.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Alternative Energy Choices - Nuclear Energy and Technologies - Nuclear Waste Management - Public Energy Policy Preferences - Public Perception of Nuclear Practices
1. Managing the Nuclear Legacies.- 2. The United States Nuclear Factories.- 3. Public Stakeholders: What We Know and Expect.- 4. CRESP Surveys of Major US Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Regions and of the National Population, 2005-2010.- 5 Impact of the Fukushima Events on Public Preferences and Perceptions in the United States, 2011.- 6. Nuclear Waste Management: Building a Foundation to Enhance Trust.