Constraints to Effective Dissemination of Educational and Informational Materials on Radioactive Waste and Radioactive Waste Management: A Delphi Study

by Richard R. Powell, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,
Ken Volk, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

Abstract: Because of the increased use of nuclear energy worldwide, and consequently because of increased need to store high level radioactive waste, a pressing need has surfaced to inform the citizenry of effective ways for handling, transporting, and storing radioactive waste. The need also exists for helping citizens understand the long term management and safe storage of radioactive waste. Building this understanding has been constrained by various factors. Few studies, however, have focused on the nature of these factors and how best to overcome them. This international Delphi study sought to explore factors that constrain effective dissemination of educational and informational materials on radioactive waste and radioactive waste management. Results of the study revealed nine factors constraining dissemination of educational materials and twelve factors constraining dissemination of public informational materials.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Waste storage | Radioactive materials | Hazardous materials | Waste disposal | Recycling | Information management

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