Award Date

1-1-1993

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Ethics and Policy Studies

Number of Pages

171

Abstract

Federal Power, States' Rights and Nuclear Waste: What Is A Just Solution?, analyzes the issue regarding the right of the federal government to construct a high level nuclear waste storage facility on federal land within a state that is opposed to a storage facility within state boundaries. Within the thesis is an overview of federalism followed by a history of the Tenth Amendment and a case analysis. An examination of the ethical considerations of the issue is considered. Finally, an analysis of the current laws regarding nuclear waste storage is presented, followed by policy recommendations for the use of nuclear energy and the storage of nuclear waste. Current policy is revised to achieve a more just solution with regard to the rights of states.

Keywords

Federal; Just; Nuclear; Power; Rights; Solution; United States; Waste

Controlled Subject

Philosophy; Political science; Environmental sciences

File Format

pdf

File Size

4444.16 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/t62t-cqk5 processed, response: 201


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