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Bedrock of Opinion Science, Technology and Society in the Siting of High-Level Nuclear Waste

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ISBN-10: 140200477X

ISBN-13: 9781402004773

Edition: 2002

Authors: G�ran Sundqvist

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The issue of nuclear waste is about managing some of the most dangerous material ever to exist. This has to be done safely, and in a way that remains safe for many thousands of years. To realize safe disposal, satisfying bedrock conditions are needed as well as people willing to accept disposal in their own community. In most countries this kind of place has been difficult to locate. This book is the first of its kind, reporting a study which analyses in detail the highly controversial decisions on how to finally dispose of nuclear waste in Sweden, a country considered a forerunner in nuclear waste management. The siting process is traced, as are its connections both back in time and to the…    
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Book details

List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 2/28/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Prologue
Who Wants the Waste?--A Meeting in Stockholm, 1996
A Critical Matter
Matter Out of Place
Analysing the Place of Matter
Experts in Modern Societies
Sweden, Nuclear Power, and Nuclear Waste
Multi-Barrier Agreements
The Contested U.S. Programme
The Famous Swedish Programme
Comparing Siting Strategies
Outline and Objectives
Author's Position
Constructing a Theoretical Framework
Introduction
Controversies and Consensus: Science and Political Decision-Making
The Construction of Controversies and Consensus
The Politics of Constructing Controversies and Consensus: The Dilemma of S&TS?
The Discovery of Nuclear Waste
Introduction
The Early History of Radioactive Waste
The Early Swedish Context
The Role of Experts in the Early Swedish Nuclear Era
The First Principles of Nuclear Waste Disposal
Nuclear Waste: The Achilles' Heel of Nuclear Power
Interpreting Absolute Safety
Introduction
Science vs. Policy
A New Government and a New Act
The Regulation of the Ringhals 3 Reactor
The Review Process
The Government's Interpretation of the Act
The New Application
The National Referendum as a Final Solution
Science vs. Policy in the Regulation of the Ringhals 3 Reactor
Politicians Using Experts
Conclusions
No Particular Place to Go
Introduction
The KBS 3 Concept and Another New Act
The R&D Programmes 1986-1995: Two Strategies of Siting
One Strategy of Siting?
Explaining the Strategies
Rationalism
Cultural Theory
Conclusions
Geologists Mapping Bedrock
Introduction
The First Investigations
KBS Geological Investigations
KBS Supplementary Investigation
KBS 3, Aspo Hard Rock Laboratory and the SKB R&D Programmes
Geological Interpretations
Networking Geologists
Conclusions
The Myth of Democracy
Introduction
Public Acceptance
Swedish Democracy: Corporatism
Democracy in Theory
Legislation, Decision Making and Democracy
Feasibility Democracy
The Municipality of Storuman
The Municipality of Mala
Municipalities Hosting Nuclear Facilities
The Municipality of Nykoping
The Municipality of Osthammar
The Municipality of Oskarshamn
The Oskarshamn Youth Opinion
The Municipalities of Tierp, Hultsfred and Alvkarleby
Feasible Democracy and Strategic Actions
National Coordination
SKB's Choice of Site Investigations
Acceptability: The Myth of Democracy
Conclusions
Regulating Technological Systems
Introduction
Rocks and Marmalade
The Myth of Science and the Myth of Democracy
Science, Technology and the Construction of Society
Opening the Black Box of Swedish Nuclear Waste Management
References
Index