A Cooperative Research on the governance of radioactive waste management

Research Briefs

Friday 30 April 2010


Across the 5 CIP countries, participants identified 3 major themes they wished to investigate:

Structuring local communities and developing local democracy for engagement in radioactive waste management governance

CIP participants wanted to learn how local communities (alone or linked – from villages to regions, as appropriate) can get organized to play a stronger role in RWM decision making. The CIP Guidelines spell out five vital features that support communities’ ability to engage.

• Contribution of Local Communities to RWM Safety

• Participatory Assessment of Decision-Making Process

• The Local Partnership Approach to the Siting of a RWM Facility

• Local Liaison Committees and their National Association: French Experience

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Contribution of Local Communities to RWM Safety
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Participatory Assessment of Decision-Making Process - Main report
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Participatory Assessment of Decision-Making Process - Annexes A
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Participatory Assessment of Decision-Making Process - Annexes B
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Belgian partnerships
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Local Liaison Committees and their national association : the French experience

Sustainable long-term governance of radioactive waste management

Local stakeholders are concerned about how to sustain vigilance and responsibility for RWM facilities over the phases of their development and operation, and throughout the many years beyond. The CIP Guidelines give details on passing along a ‘safety legacy’.

• Long-term Environmental Surveillance and Health Risk Assessment

• Practical Governance of Reversibility

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Long-term Environmental Surveillance and Health Risk
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Practical Governance of Reversibility - ENGlish version
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Réversibilité Pratique - Version française

Affected communities and sustainable territorial development encompassing radioactive waste management

Administrative borders are not enough to define the communities affected or concerned by the existence of any RWM project. The CIP Guidelines point out ways for an inclusive governance process to accommodate different definitions of community, and to provide resources for engagement and development.

• Defining an Affected Community

• Sustainable Territorial Development Associated with Radioactive Waste Installations

• Community Support/Involvement Packages

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Defining an Affected Community
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Sustainable Territorial Development Associated with Radioactive Waste Installations
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Community Support Package

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