Wasted words?

Knight, Helen
June 2005
Engineer (00137758);6/13/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7677, p18
Focuses on the re-emergence of the issue on how to dispose Great Britain's radioactive waste following the resignation of David Ball from the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. Options for disposing radioactive waste; Opinion of the public on the issue; Pros and cons of involving the public in the decision-making.


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