How do social systems treat and dispose nuclear waste? : -A comparison of general and radioactive wastes -
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All countries that have nuclear reactors are confronted with the problem of treating or disposing radioactive waste. What factors decide which countries are successful at radioactive waste management? We propose an assumption that the method a country selects for treating or disposing radioactive waste depends on the way social systems function. From the perspective of social systems, we will compare the disposal of general waste to the disposal of radioactive waste. The social system for general waste disposal is decentralised. The nuclear system is centralised and utilizes hierarchical relationships between central and peripheral areas for disposal radioactive wastes. We believe that decentralised systems can produce better outcomes for disposing burdens than the centralized systems.
関東学院大学文学部紀要 (127), 39-54