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Communication and Stakeholder Involvement in Radioactive Waste Disposal

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NW-T-1.16

English STI/PUB/1920 ¦ 978-92-0-122720-1

92 pages ¦ 4 figures ¦ € 38.00 ¦ Date published: 2022

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Communication and stakeholder involvement are essential components for a successful disposal programme. Experience around the world suggests that the scientific and technological bases for the safe disposal of radioactive waste are available — disposal solutions exist or can be developed based on established knowledge. However, concerns and opposition among the public and other stakeholders could slow or even prevent the implementation of needed disposal solutions. This publication provides practical guidance on communication and stakeholder involvement for countries embarking on, relaunching or revising a disposal programme. It draws upon past experiences and emphasizes that practical implementation requires adjusting to the evolving context as given by the national, social and political circumstances. The primary intended users of this publication include those working in the field of radioactive waste management in government, regulatory bodies and industry, and especially in organizations responsible to implement solutions for radioactive waste disposal.

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Nuclear Energy Series, Stakeholder Involvement, Radioactive Wastes, Radioactive Waste Disposal, Waste, Communication, Stakeholder, Involvement, Waste Disposal, Waste Management, Stakeholder Management, Member States, Repository Development Programmes, Repository Development

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