Political trust's role in explaining Nevada urban resident's perceptions of the proposed Yucca Mountain repository

Marilyn K. Dantico, Alvin H. Mushkatel, David Pijawka

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Abstract

This paper examines the key role that political trust plays in explaining repository risk perceptions of urban residents of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Findings from two surveys of urban residents confirm that very low levels of political trust exist among residents for the federal government and particularly the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Yet, high levels of political trust are found to be strongly related to low risk perceptions of the repository.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Level Radioactive Waste Management
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages748-757
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872628310
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Apr 28 1991May 3 1991

Publication series

NameHigh Level Radioactive Waste Management

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management
CityLas Vegas, NV, USA
Period4/28/915/3/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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