Equity and Duties to Future Generations

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Environmental Justice

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780195152036
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833665 | DOI:

Series: Environmental Ethics and Science Policy Series

 Equity and Duties to Future Generations

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Using case studies focusing on the Yucca Mountain, Nevada Nuclear waste dump, the chapter analyzes the concepts of equal treatment, duties to future generations, and proxy consent. It also shows how these three values are threatened in the Nevada case, and it argues that indigenous people have been especially victimized by nuclear activities that violate principles of environmental justice.

Keywords: environmental justice; equal treatment; future generations; indigenous people; informed consent; justice; Nevada; nuclear energy; nuclear waste dump; Yucca Mountain

Chapter.  11083 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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