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Contribution to case study session 1, PIME 89[Nuclear energy in Sweden]

Abstract

Analysing the arguments of the antinuclear movement in general, one is suprized to find that they are mostly of a pseudo-scientific nature. There is no hesitation to talk about 'half-life', 'kilowatts' or 'critical mass', let alone'Down's syndrome' or 'childhood leukemia'. Obviously, 'facts' are believed to impress more than ideological arguments. Judging from the success of the anti-nuclear movement, the hypothesis is correct. Information from nuclear industry lacks the doomsday note and drama that catches the attention of the media and the public. While the anti-nuclear message has the character of a virus, 'nucler' might instead be considered a vaccine - it does not cause much commotion when administered but has an extended protective effect. Most anti-nuclear arguments are variations of a few predictable themes: radiation, accidents, waste, proliferation, and economy. This could be considered to be in favour of 'nuclear'. It should be considred that there is frequent need for quick response.
Authors:
Sokolowski, Evelyn [1] 
  1. KSU (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1989
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-C-011
Resource Relation:
Conference: PIME '89: International workshop on public information problems of nuclear energy, Montreux (Switzerland), 22-25 Jan 1989; Other Information: PBD: [1989]; Related Information: In: PIME '89 (Public Information Materials Exchange): International workshop on public information problems of nuclear energy, 236 pages.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; PUBLIC ANXIETY; PUBLIC INFORMATION; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE
OSTI ID:
20555990
Research Organizations:
European Nuclear Society, Brussels (Belgium); FORATOM, Brussels (Belgium)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04C0420011021
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
5 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Sokolowski, Evelyn. Contribution to case study session 1, PIME 89[Nuclear energy in Sweden]. IAEA: N. p., 1989. Web.
Sokolowski, Evelyn. Contribution to case study session 1, PIME 89[Nuclear energy in Sweden]. IAEA.
Sokolowski, Evelyn. 1989. "Contribution to case study session 1, PIME 89[Nuclear energy in Sweden]." IAEA.
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title = {Contribution to case study session 1, PIME 89[Nuclear energy in Sweden]}
author = {Sokolowski, Evelyn}
abstractNote = {Analysing the arguments of the antinuclear movement in general, one is suprized to find that they are mostly of a pseudo-scientific nature. There is no hesitation to talk about 'half-life', 'kilowatts' or 'critical mass', let alone'Down's syndrome' or 'childhood leukemia'. Obviously, 'facts' are believed to impress more than ideological arguments. Judging from the success of the anti-nuclear movement, the hypothesis is correct. Information from nuclear industry lacks the doomsday note and drama that catches the attention of the media and the public. While the anti-nuclear message has the character of a virus, 'nucler' might instead be considered a vaccine - it does not cause much commotion when administered but has an extended protective effect. Most anti-nuclear arguments are variations of a few predictable themes: radiation, accidents, waste, proliferation, and economy. This could be considered to be in favour of 'nuclear'. It should be considred that there is frequent need for quick response.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1989}
month = {Jul}
}