Transportation and disposal of nuclear wastes brings the apprehensions associated with nuclear power into close physical and psychological proximity to many Americans. The subject of transportation comes with its own set of problems, including potential accidents, packaging, routing, security, sabotage, and special agency actions. Common to all of these problems is the element of the unknown. "Clearly nuclear shipments pre- sent some kind of public health hazard, not necessarily as great as some other activities do and .. .the nature of that hazard is not known precisely."
Marvin Swift & Mars M. Wicker,
The Role of Localities in the Transportation and Disposal of Nuclear Wastes,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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