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November 3, 2009
9780774817080
English
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Nuclear Waste Management in Canada

Critical Issues, Critical Perspectives

Edited by Darrin Durant
As oil reserves decline and the environment takes center 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 favourable 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.

About the Author

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.

Endorsements

"This book is a solid contribution to the political science of public consultation, a strong message to the Canadian nuclear industry, and a sophisticated source of support for individuals and groups who wish to challenge basic assumptions we should never take for granted."—Peter Stoett, Department of Political Science, Concordia University
UBC Press

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