Lecture Notes in Energy

Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices

Public Preferences, Perceptions, and Trust

Authors: Greenberg, Michael

  • 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
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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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

About the authors

Michael Greenberg studies environmental health.  He is professor and director of the Environmental Management and Communications  Group of Rutgers University; director of the U.S. DHS-funded Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk at Rutgers University; and associate dean of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.  In addition to more than 25 books, professor Greenberg has contributed more than 300 articles and 40 editorials to social science and policy journals and has written more than 200 technical reports. He has been a member of National Research Council Committees that focus on the destruction of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile and nuclear weapons; chemical waste management; and the degradation of the U.S. government physical infrastructure. He has received awards for research from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Public Health Association, the Association of American Geographers, and Society for Risk Analysis. He serves as associate editor for environmental health for the American Journal of Public Health, and is editor-in-chief of Risk Analysis: An International Journal.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Managing the Nuclear Legacies

    Greenberg, Michael R.

    Pages 1-14

  • The United States Nuclear Factories

    Greenberg, Michael R.

    Pages 15-43

  • Public Stakeholders: What We Know and Expect

    Greenberg, Michael R.

    Pages 45-64

  • CRESP Surveys of Major US Department of Energy Environmental Management Site Regions and of the National Population, 2005–2010

    Greenberg, Michael R.

    Pages 65-91

  • Impact of the Fukushima Events on Public Preferences and Perceptions in the United States, 2011

    Greenberg, Michael R.

    Pages 93-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices
Book Subtitle
Public Preferences, Perceptions, and Trust
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Energy
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4231-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4231-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4230-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6240-7
Series ISSN
2195-1284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 142
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