Title: Radioactive waste management and public participation in the EU. Lessons learnt from the EURATOM Research Framework Programmes.
Authors: FERRARO GIANLUCAMARTELL Meritxell
Citation: ATW-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUCLEAR POWER vol. 60 no. 12 p. 709-714
Publisher: INFORUM VERLAGS-VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC98269
ISSN: 1431-5254
URI: http://www.kernenergie.de/kernenergie-en/service/fachzeitschrift-atw/hefte-themen/2015/dez/02_Der-Umgang-mit-radioaktiven-Abfaellen-und-die-Beteiligung-der-Oeffentlichkeit-in-der-EU.php
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC98269
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Since 2000, the EURATOM Framework Programmes have dedicated political attention and economic support to public participation in radioactive waste management (RWM). Although a one-fit-all solution for a participatory RWM does not exist, the diversity that characterizes the European Union (EU) offers a relevant pool of knowledge and experience. The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has used the knowledge and experience cumulated by relevant EURATOM projects to define a list of general principles for a more participatory approach to RWM. The basis of our analysis is a review of final reports on the studies and research funded and executed in the framework of the EURATOM scheme over the last fifteen years. The principles explained in this article can ultimately work as indications for the changes and strategic actions that are needed for a better RWM in the EU.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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