Education in Radioactive Waste Management: Issues of Science, Technology and Society

by Edwyn O. James, Educational Consultant, Kent, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


Public acceptance of matters relating to radioactive waste management can properly be sought through education, but what are the particulars to be considered and what is the strategy for success? The issues of science, technology and society which must be addressed are explored here and seen to be inextricably related, so that none of them can gain adequate attention except it be presented in the context of the others. Such issues include the concept of acceptable levels of risk, which must become familiar and applied with no greater severity to the nuclear industry than to other aspects of life.

Subject Headings: Education | Radioactive wastes | Waste management | Engineering education | Social factors | Industrial wastes | Risk management | Public health and safety

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