Long-term Stewardship and the Nuclear Weapons Complex
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Long-term Stewardship and the Nuclear Weapons Complex by Katherine N. Probst
Book DescriptionDecades of U.S. nuclear weapons production have exacted a heavy environmental toll. The Department of Energy estimates that cleaning up waste and contamination resulting from production activities will cost over $150 billion. Yet even once that money is spent, these sites will need long-term attention to assure protection of human health and the environment. In the authors' words, stewardship refers to 'institutions, information, and strategies needed to ensure protection of people and the environment, both in the short and the long term.' Probst and McGovern make a compelling case for establishing a formal program of long-term stewardship for contaminated sites. Their report details the requirements of a successful stewardship program and discusses the daunting technical and political challenges facing such efforts, including the designation of an institutional home for key stewardship functions. The legacy of environmental damage is considerable; hazardous waste disposal, radioactive waste, and contaminated facilities are among the problems that will remain after DOE cleanup efforts are complete. Stewardship planning, according to Probst and McGovern, must start now.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780915707973
(229mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Resources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 16-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Katherine N. Probst
Katherine N. Probst is a senior fellow in the Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division at RFF and co-author of Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups. Michael H. McGovern is a former CRM researcher and is currently a senior analyst at the Center for Verification Research, working on nuclear and other arms control issues.
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