Society and Nuclear Energy: Case Histories of Practical Communication Experiences

Communication with society on risks and benefits of nuclear energy is a key issue for policy makers. The study published in 2002 under the auspices of the Committee for Technical and Economic Studies on Nuclear Development and the Fuel Cycle (NDC) provided a comprehensive review of issues to be considered by policy makers to develop a consensual decision-making process in the nuclear energy sector. In order to investigate the relevance of findings and conclusions of the 2002 study, the NDC decided to carry out in its 2003-2004 programme of work a second study focusing on case histories of practical applications. The main outcomes of this second study are compiled in the present report.