The Road to Yucca Mountain: The Development of Radioactive Waste Policy in the United States

by J. Samuel Walker. Univ. of California in assoc. with U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission. 2009.228p. illus. SuDoc # Y3.N88:2Y9. $34.95


Walker, historian at the NRC, provides a history of the government's efforts to store radioactive waste safely. He documents the Atomic Energy Commission's actions from the Manhattan Project (1942-46) to the 1987 designation of Yucca Mountain as a repository. The Obama administration's decision to construct new nuclear power plants makes this a timely publication.




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