Accession Number : ADA111928

Title :   National Policy Implications of Storing Nuclear Waste in the Pacific Region,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Spicuzza,William Lawrence

PDF Url : ADA111928

Report Date : Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This paper analyzes a proposal to store spent nuclear fuel on Palmyra Island, a US territory nearly a thousand miles south of Hawaii. The proposal has military, political, social, and technical implications. Would the Palmyra Island storage site best support US nonproliferation objectives? What would be the reaction of US allies, especially Japan? What are the implications for Pacific residents, many of whom endured the dislocations and radiation exposure of early atomic testing? Are there environmental considerations? Who would manage and control the site? What provisions would be made for site protection?

Descriptors :   *Waste management, *Radioactive wastes, *Pacific Ocean Islands, *Foreign policy, Waste disposal, Storage, Nuclear energy, Reactor fuels, Site selection, International relations, Nuclear proliferation, Management planning and control, Decision making, Public opinion, Attitudes(Psychology), Japan, United States

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE