Risk communication for industrial plants and radioactive waste repositories

F. Gugliermetti, G. Guidi

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Abstract

Past industrial major accidents (Bhopal, Seveso, Chernobyl, etc.) highlighted that information and prevention constitute an inseparable pair. International laws give more rights to the public in terms of access to information as well as in terms of consultation. A correct communication entails advantages for the company both in normal conditions and in case of accidents. The success of risk communication programs depends upon their sensitivity to the perceptions of risk and the behaviour of people, competent public authorities, plant's operators and stakeholders. Good risk communication results in an outcome where there is a high level of agreement between all the interested parties. For many reasons, the permanent disposal of radioactive waste is one of the most difficult environmental problem. In this paper two case studies will be discussed: Scanzano Jonico (Italy) as an example of bad risk communication and Gyeongju (South Corea) as an example of good risk communication. © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventJoint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference - , Spain
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

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ConferenceJoint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference
CountrySpain
Period1/1/09 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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Gugliermetti, F., & Guidi, G. (2009). Risk communication for industrial plants and radioactive waste repositories. Paper presented at Joint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference, Spain.