Low-level radioactive waste compacts: lessons learned from theory and practice

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Date: Fall 1994
From: Publius(Vol. 24, Issue 4)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,980 words

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The mechanisms and use of interstate agreements to settle domestic policy issues are illustrated in the federal government's efforts to delegate the handling of radioactive waste to state governments. States are inclined to enter into agreements which allow them to gain an advantage which could not possibly gained by themselves. However, the issue of providing landfills for low-level radioactive waste could not be seen as gaining an advantage and was thus unsuccessfully handled by the interstate compacts formed for that purpose.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A16677504