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Work Package 5 - SAPIERR-2 (Strategy Action Plan for Implementation of European Regional Repository - Stage 2)

Project ID: 35958


This is the final report of the SAPIERR-2 project funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The report examines the different documents and initiatives which can shed light on the public and political attitudes towards a shared European deep geological repository for the disposal of HLW and SNF. A literature review is presented in Section 3, with the objective of discussing the main issues that can influence public and political opinions in favour or against multinational repositories. In this section, the international report on multinational repositories, as well as the results of the Eurobarometer surveys (1998 and 2001) that refer to multinational disposal, are analysed. In Section 4, national policies and practices are shown. Section 5 discusses the position of national governments and international bodies regarding shared European repositories. In Section 6, the results of a questionnaire filled in by mayors of municipalities hosting nuclear facilities are presented. Section 7 provides recommendations for the communication strategy of the EDO, i.e. the organisation charged with taking over the shared repository process in the first phase. Finally, Section 8 draws some conclusions on public and political perception of multinational repositories.

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