Dialogue process between expert and public regarding HLW disposal in Japan

Masashi Furukawa, Hiroshi Kimura, Haruki Madarame, Daisuke Sugiyama, Taiji Chida

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Abstract

Different people have different opinion on nuclear power use. As for HLW disposal, more complex issues such as uncertainty due to very long time-scale required for disposal would add to the difficulty of conducting smooth communication and building stable consensus between the scientific experts and the general public. We carried out Q&A dialogue experiments between an expert and public participants who were indifferent to HLW disposal. The dialogue process was divided into two periods. In the learning period, participants learned fundamental knowledge about HLW disposal. In the discussion period, participants discussed about one specific topic, such as "Resource and Energy", "Geological Disposal", or Safety Violation. These dialogue experiments can help the experts to communicate and conduct comprehensive activities with the public which would help implement the HLW disposal from the public point of view.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE18 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2010 May 172010 May 21

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE
Volume2

Other

Other18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE18
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period10/5/1710/5/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Furukawa, M., Kimura, H., Madarame, H., Sugiyama, D., & Chida, T. (2010). Dialogue process between expert and public regarding HLW disposal in Japan. In 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE18 (International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29283