The location of hazardous waste facilities can be approached in dramatically different ways. This book describes various possible approaches in terms of the institutions involved and the arguments that are accepted. A study is reported of the approach to siting that is embedded in the law in three countries (the UK, the Netherlands and Canada), and the way this approach works out in practice. This study allows lessons to be drawn on the practice of hazardous waste siting in general.
Foreword: of bullets and churches.- 1: Hercules, Leviathan or Promotheus?- 2. Knowledge, competition, or dialogue? Institutional variations and their relation to discourse on facility siting.- 3. Hazardous decisions. The problems of hazardous waste, institutional responses and the ideas underlying them.- 4. The UK: Political control with the benefits of judicial authority?- 5. The Netherlands: participation through the court system.- 6. Canada: Community-based siting.- 7. Comparison of case studies. Institutions, discourses, actors, and decision quality in the nine cases.- 8. Summary and conclusion.- References.- Appendix 1: List of Interviewees.- Appendix 2: Explanation of case selection.- About the author.
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