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Abstract

Radioactive waste management can require difficult decisions, involving many complex and often competing factors. In order to make decisions, the relevant factors need to be compared with each other and balanced, so that the resulting action produces the greatest net benefit. Decision-aiding techniques may help to carry out this balancing. A public survey has been designed and analysed, which focussed on the importance of both social values and the psychological processes likely to contribute to their formation. A method has been developed by which the preferences of the public concerning the consequence of waste management options may be obtained in a form suitable for use in multi-attribute decision-aiding techniques. It appears that this method is capable of producing useful, meaningful values for these weights and, therefore, represents a major improvement on previous methods of obtaining weighting factors.

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Authors: BARRACLOUGH I M, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon. (GB);MORREY M, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon. (GB);MOBBS S F, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13282 EN (1991) 81 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2389-0
Record Number: 199110396 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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