Public acceptability of the nuclear technology

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Public acceptability has become recognized as an indispensable prerequisite for technological development in democratic societies. Nuclear technology forms no exception in this regard, quite the contrary. This chapter starts by sketching a historical overview of the rise of the notion of public acceptability with regard to nuclear developments, continues by outlining the main focus and outcomes of contemporary research accompanying this evolution, then explains why the subject continues to demand attention by unravelling the complexity of the topic of public acceptability and the nuclear fuel cycle, and ends with some refl ections that may guide the future treatment of the topic.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear fuel cycle science and engineering
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherWP - Woodhead Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-0-85709-638-8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


  • public acceptability, risk perception, nuclear safety, nuclear

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