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As the world entered the 1990s, the theme of political change through peaceful and violent revolution, especially in regard to Eastern Europe, dominated politics, at least in the industrialised world. These changes showed how political institutions can indeed be frail: what seemed immutable one day was swept aside the next. In general terms, this requires us to reflect upon the stability and predictable permanence of many of the institutions presently established to oversee radioactive waste management, perhaps across many generations into the future. In particular, it highlights perhaps the most important change in political arrangements since the authors agreed upon the final draft of this book in early November 1989, that of the inexorable developments towards a unified Germany.

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  1. Details of further planning problems at Yucca Mountain are contained in two other studies: the First Report to the US Congress and US Secretary of Energy from the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Washington DC, March 1990. The review board was established in 1987, under NWPAA, Public Law 100–203; and Malone, Charles R., ‘Geologic and Hydrologic Issues Related to Siting a Repository for High-Level Nuclear Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA’, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 30, 1990, pp. 914–30.

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© 1991 Andrew Blowers, David Lowry, Barry D. Solomon

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Blowers, A., Lowry, D., Solomon, B.D. (1991). Epilogue. In: The International Politics of Nuclear Waste. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-21246-0_8

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