Public Involvement in Radioactive Waste Decisions: What is Participation? What is Communication?

by J. A. Bradbury, Science Applications Int Corp, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


This paper examines differing interpretations of the concepts participation and communication and their implications for practice. The purpose is to reflect on some of the factors that contributed to problems in policy implementation under the original Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) and that continue to be relevant to implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (NWPAA).

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Public opinion and participation | Waste disposal | Industrial wastes | Legislation | Public policy | Federal government | Laws and regulations

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