What opinions do people have through the understanding concerning high-level radioactive waste disposal project?

Hiroshi Kimura, Masashi Furukawa, Daisuke Sugiyama, Taiji Chida

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Abstract

In Japan, the implementation of the high-level radioactive waste (HLW) disposal is one of urgent issues in the situation that Japan will continue the use of nuclear power. But, the lay people may not have the sufficient amount of information and knowledge about HLW disposal to hold their opinions about this issue. In this research, in order to clarify what opinions they will have with enough information and knowledge, we had the face-to-face dialogues about the HLW disposal with 2 or 3 lay persons. The dialogues were conducted 11 times with different lay persons' groups. In these dialogues, after the lay participants had a certain amount of knowledge about HLW disposal, they became to talk about their opinions to the HLW disposal program in Japan. These opinions included the doubt against the open solicitation to select the siting area in the HLW disposal program of Japan, the emotion like NIMBY, the indication of lack of public relations about HLW disposal, and so on.

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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    Kimura, H., Furukawa, M., Sugiyama, D., & Chida, T. (2010). What opinions do people have through the understanding concerning high-level radioactive waste disposal project? In 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE18 (International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29340