This research seeks to analyze the decision-making processes of managing nuclear waste for countries dealing with this problem, as well as the interplay between national and local governments, private companies, the populace, and native nations. The long-term storage of nuclear waste is a serious global problem, and despite the millions of people enjoying the benefits of nuclear power, most refuse to accept the burdens associated with its waste. The driving question for this research largely ties to how governments attempt to designate who will bear the burden of these wastes. When a problem needs to be solved, yet there are no clear, easy solutions, the weight is often placed on those who are either politically, economically, socially, or geographically disadvantaged. Through a deeper investigation into the global community, Australia, the United States, and the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe, we can see how these issues unfold and how affected communities attempt to fight back.
"Environmental Racism: Nuclear Waste as an Agent of Oppression?,"
Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.merrimack.edu/atb/vol1/iss1/3