Title

Yucca Mountain and the "Screw Nevada" Debate

Publication Year

2003

Keywords

Yucca mountain, Nevada, politics, nuclear policy

Disciplines

American Politics | Energy and Utilities Law | United States History

Abstract

The role of the government within the nuclear policy framework formally began in 1946 with the passage of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA), centralizing all nuclear materials, testing, and sites as federally owned and solely under federal jurisdiction. Thus, Congress created the nuclear industry, claiming responsibility and oversight. The AEA set the stage for a permanent and obligatory government role in the nuclear industry.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Political Science

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