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Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other?

Abstract

It's obvious that one cannot answer the question from the title with simple 'yes' or 'no'. If it seems that the nuclear advocates globaly, have the same point of view, and an homegeneous argumentation, it is not the same for the opponents to Nuclear Energy. We can classify these adversaries in 4 categories, according to the nature of their opposition: ideological, economical, political, that includes ideological, mystical. In reality, these 4 types of opposition are not equally represented in France. From 1974 to the present moment, the EDF, has tried to have a dialogue with them. Various resultswere achieved with the Ecologists, 'Economical opponents', 'political adversaries'. Theer was no dialogue with the 'mystical opponents', for a very simple reason 'Nuclear people' are the Devil himself and they did not wish to have anything to do with him. There can be no end to the discussion about the sex of angels. To conclude, it is believed that there has been a discussion in France. It did not lead to any sort of complete consensus, but there are some true positive results. Only one, the well-known opponent to nuclear energy, in the seventies, the President of 'The Friends of the Earth' he  More>>
Authors:
Bernard, Jean-Francois [1] 
  1. Electricite de France, Engineering and Construction Division, Sites-Environment-Information Branch, 22-30, avenue de Wagram, 75008, Paris (France)
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; ECONOMIC POLICY; ENERGY POLICY; ENERGY SUPPLIES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; NUCLEAR POWER; POLITICAL ASPECTS; PUBLIC ANXIETY; PUBLIC INFORMATION; PUBLIC OPINION; PUBLIC POLICY; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS
OSTI ID:
20556004
Research Organizations:
European Nuclear Society, Brussels (Belgium); FORATOM, Brussels (Belgium)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04C0435011035
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
3 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Bernard, Jean-Francois. Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other?. IAEA: N. p., 1989. Web.
Bernard, Jean-Francois. Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other?. IAEA.
Bernard, Jean-Francois. 1989. "Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other?" IAEA.
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title = {Are the advocates of nuclear power and the adversaries listening to each other?}
author = {Bernard, Jean-Francois}
abstractNote = {It's obvious that one cannot answer the question from the title with simple 'yes' or 'no'. If it seems that the nuclear advocates globaly, have the same point of view, and an homegeneous argumentation, it is not the same for the opponents to Nuclear Energy. We can classify these adversaries in 4 categories, according to the nature of their opposition: ideological, economical, political, that includes ideological, mystical. In reality, these 4 types of opposition are not equally represented in France. From 1974 to the present moment, the EDF, has tried to have a dialogue with them. Various resultswere achieved with the Ecologists, 'Economical opponents', 'political adversaries'. Theer was no dialogue with the 'mystical opponents', for a very simple reason 'Nuclear people' are the Devil himself and they did not wish to have anything to do with him. There can be no end to the discussion about the sex of angels. To conclude, it is believed that there has been a discussion in France. It did not lead to any sort of complete consensus, but there are some true positive results. Only one, the well-known opponent to nuclear energy, in the seventies, the President of 'The Friends of the Earth' he is, now, French 'Environment Vice-Minister' and he considers that, among the energy industries, the nuclear energy is, without doubt, the less polluting.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1989}
month = {Jul}
}