Nuclear Waste Management in Canada: Critical Issues, Critical Perspectives (Hardcover)

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Nuclear Waste Management in Canada: Critical Issues, Critical Perspectives (Hardcover)

By Darrin Durant (Editor)

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As oil reserves decline and the environment takes centre stage in public policy discussions, the merits and dangers of nuclear power and nuclear waste management are once again being debated. Nuclear Waste Management in Canada provides a critical counterpoint to the position of government and industry by examining not only the technical but also the social and ethical aspects of the issue. What do frequently used terms such as safety, risk, and acceptability really mean? And how and why did the public consultation process in Canada fail to address ethical and social issues? This timely collection defuses the uncertainty, ambiguity, and ignorance that surrounds discussions of nuclear energy.

Darrin Durant is assistant professor in the Program in Science and Technology Studies at York University. Genevieve Fuji Johnson is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780774817080
ISBN-10: 0774817089
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2009
Pages: 208
Language: English