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Nuclear power hazard control policy

Abstract

This study presents an analysis of the factors that appear to have influenced the formation and form of nuclear power hazard control policy in Britain. A simple account is given of the technical nature of nuclear hazards and of the legal and administrative framework that has been constructed to control them. The subsequent analysis concentrates primarily on the influence exerted by social and political factors. Particular attention is directed to those political groups which have developed a special interest in the problems of nuclear power, and to the interplay between organised groupings and public opinion generally. The metamorphosis of these groupings is traced from the origins of the nuclear industry in the Second World War to their prominent role during the Windscale Inquiry. Attention is given to the policy constraint imposed by increased expectations in the form of demands for higher standards of living, and improvements in the quality of the environment. The study is concerned with both policy-making and with policy implementation; with interest articulation as well as with the functioning of formal institutions. The evolution of policy takes place in an atmosphere of keen economic debate and conflicting moral perceptions. A model of the policy-making system is postulated.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1982
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
AIX-13-661730; EDB-82-077416
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR POWER; RADIATION HAZARDS; UNITED KINGDOM; ECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENT; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; HEARINGS; LEGISLATION; MANAGEMENT; ORGANIZING; PUBLIC OPINION; PUBLIC RELATIONS; RADIATION PROTECTION LAWS; SAFETY; SOCIOLOGY; EUROPE; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; LAWS; POWER; WESTERN EUROPE; 290600* - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy
OSTI ID:
5595639
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 282
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Citation Formats

Chicken, J C. Nuclear power hazard control policy. United Kingdom: N. p., 1982. Web.
Chicken, J C. Nuclear power hazard control policy. United Kingdom.
Chicken, J C. 1982. "Nuclear power hazard control policy." United Kingdom.
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