Building, Measuring and Improving Public Confidence in the Nuclear Regulator

Workshop Proceedings, Ottawa, Canada, 18-20 May 2004

ISBN : 92-64-02590-1
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An important factor for public confidence in the nuclear regulator is the general public trust of the government and its representatives, which is clearly not the same in all countries. Likewise, cultural differences between countries can be considerable, and similar means of communication between government authorities and the public may not be universally effective.

Nevertheless, this workshop identified a number of common principles for the communication of nuclear regulatory decisions that can be recommended to all regulators. They have been cited in particular for their ability to help build, measure and/or improve overall public confidence in the nuclear regulator.