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COMPARISON OF DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES AT THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL COMMUNITY LEVEL IN NUCLEAR WASTE FACILITY SITING

Objective

COWAM Concerted Action will establish a common understanding of what is at stake in waste facility sitting decision-making processes at the local and regional community level, taking into account that the sitting of a waste facility implies choices that are not only determined by scientific or technical options but by genuine political considerations of the relevant communities. COWAM will set up and involve a network of some 100 representatives of the various categories of stakeholders concerned with the issue (local & regional communities, public authorities, waste management operators & industry, NGOs, other representatives of the public) in a pluralistic and interdisciplinary comparative assessment of these processes through European case studies of actual experiences. After three years, COWAM will provide concrete findings and recommendations about possible ways to reach decisions through improved decision-making processes.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

MUTADIS CONSULTANTS SARL
Address
Rue De Belzunce 14
75010 Paris
France

Participants (7)

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
200,Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
CENTRE D'ETUDES SUR L'EVALUATION DE LA PROTECTION DANS LE DOMAINE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
Route Du Panorama 18
92263 Fontenay Aux Roses
MUNICIPALITY OF OSKARSHAMN
Sweden
Address

57228 Oskarshamn
NATIONAL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT AGENCY OF FRANCE
France
Address
Rue Jean Monnet 1-7
92298 Chatenay Malabry
NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD
United Kingdom
Address
Chilton
OX11 0RQ Didcot,harwell,chilton
SERGE PRETRE
Switzerland
Address
Haldenweg 11
5313 Klingnau
SWEDISH MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Sweden
Address
Birger Jarls Torg 5
10333 Stockholm