ABSTRACT

We come now to the disposal of the most dangerous of all human wastes:radioactive waste. It may well be that the problem, to most people, com-pletely transcends economics-and that disposal calls strictly for a scientific and political solution, implemented at any cost. To some extent, as you will see, I agree. But there are degrees of hazard to radioactive waste. For much of it-what is called low-level radioactive waste (LLRW)—economics may sensibly play an important role in the solution.