Title: The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s Forum on Stakeholder Confidence, radioactive waste management and public participation: A synthesis of its learnings and guiding principles
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC97499
ISBN: 978-92-79-50999-5
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27449
OP LD-NA-27449-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97499
DOI: 10.2790/176502
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report offers a review of the major works developed in the past fifteen years by the Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). It presents the key drivers of public trust in Radioactive Waste Management, based on an in- depth document analysis of FSC flyers and reports. FSC experience suggests that in addition to technical requirements, societal concerns about risk and safety need to be addressed in order for public trust and confidence to develop. For non-experts, feelings of control and familiarity are important in establishing a feeling of safety. FSC points to a number of confidence factors that need to be promoted in radioactive waste management, such as openness, transparency, technical competence and procedural equity. When these factors are present in everyday practice, public trust can be built. In the report, these factors have been used to build a framework with key drivers for public trust in RWM.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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