Impacts of Hazardous Technology
The Psycho-Social Effects of Restarting TMI-I
This book presents the first thorough evaluation of the psycho-social impacts of hazardous technology. Using a multiple research strategy, the authors show the possible effects of restarting the undamaged reactor at Three Mile Island. The book includes important background information concerning environmental policy, the accident and restart issues, and forecasted impacts and implications for environmental management.
The topic, however, extends well beyond that of TMI and nuclear power. Linkages are made with other environmental problems including chemical accidents such as Bhopal and waste disposal problems such as Love Canal. As these and other types of technological hazards become policy issues, this book will serve as a valuable source on social implications.
John Sorensen, Jon Soderstrom, Emily Copenhaver and Sam Carnes are all on the staff of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Robert Bolin is a professor in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at New Mexico State University.
"Theoretically and methodologically, the work is a superior analysis of an issue that has extremely important policy significance. It will bring a significant element of balance to a highly controversial matter. The authors integrate views, concepts, and theories from several social science disciplines in a very effective manner. " -- Thomas E. Drabek