Why an Open Common-knowledge Process About Decommissioning Funds?

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Future generations will receive funds and have to manage the financial burdens linked to the technical heritage of the past nuclear activities. This shows the challenges of ethical requirements in this particular field, its cultural background as well as what it stands for. Another question is how the operators or the governmental bodies will interpret their decisions and justify these based on a hierarchy of principles where utilitarianism and egalitarianism have a central meaning. We aim at showing how a comparison of common criteria for decommissioning funds could help democracy and how a common knowledge could be developed by an open expertise process. The function of the control of the systems , that favours a democratic regulatory process in each country, calls for sufficient answers with regard to decommissioning funds, compared to other essential social needs. He has to adequately respond to the population with a higher degree of transparency in the priority of choices between different ways of using and controlling these funds. This asks for more social accountability and makes experts more responsible to Society for which they should work.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Politics and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, SOIC 2005; Jointly with the International Symposium on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics; PISTA 2005
Place of PublicationUnited States
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2005
EventPISTA 2005 - The 3rd International Conference on Politics and information system: Technologies and applications) - Orlando, United States
Duration: 14 Jul 200517 Jul 2005


ConferencePISTA 2005 - The 3rd International Conference on Politics and information system: Technologies and applications)
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Expertise, Decision-making Process, Nuclear Waste, Decommissioning, Funding, Ethics, Transparency.

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