Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Enviromental, Health and Societal Impacts of Nanotechnology Chapter 6

Slowing the Nanoscale Revolution? Questions about Government Regulatory Capacity

Authors: C.J. Bosso, J. Isaacs, W.D. Kay, R.L. Sandler and R. Rodrigues

Affilation: Northeastern University, United States

Pages: 557 - 560

Keywords: regulation

The National Nanotechnology Initiative has committed substantial funding to nanoscale research and development. These efforts will bear fruit fairly soon, yet the path to commercial production is strewn with a number of potentially considerable legal, regulatory, and societal obstacles. This paper examines one of these issues--the question of federal regulatory capacity--and suggests ways to begin addressing them in a proactive manner.

ISBN: 0-9767985-6-5
Pages: 871
Hardcopy: $119.95

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