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Nuclear information centre in Zbraslav and its contribution to public information

Abstract

Aware of the importance of positive work with the public, the Czechoslovak Atomic Energy Commission set the Nuclear Information Centre at Zbraslav the task to develop a public information conception and to commence activities in this field. After 19 89 there appeared the need to put public information on a systematic and active basis. Following a requirement by the Czechoslovak Atomic Energy Commission, developed a 'Public Information Model Concerning the State Surveillance over Nuclear and Radiation Safety'. Actually this was a name for a conception or system of active public relations in the field of nuclear safety, of the role of the State Surveillance, and of low and intermediate level radioactive waste storage facilities. An educational programme is the heart of the entire system. Mass media are a next field through which the public is influenced. This is a very diverse field, comprising dissemination of both general information which the media (nationwide and local) make available to the wide public, and particular information for the top authorities and experts. It is envisaged that relations will be established with selected journalists who are able and willing to inform people about the safety of nuclear facilities and about nuclear wastes in an  More>>
Authors:
Dufkova, Marie [1] 
  1. Nuclear Information Centre, Prague (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1993
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-C-010
Resource Relation:
Conference: ENS PIME '93: International workshop on nuclear public information in practice, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 31 Jan - 3 Feb 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1993; Related Information: In: ENS PIME '93: International workshop on nuclear public information in practice. Transactions, 276 pages.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CZECH ORGANIZATIONS; INFORMATION CENTERS; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; NUCLEAR POWER; PUBLIC INFORMATION; PUBLIC OPINION; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; SAFETY
OSTI ID:
20563917
Research Organizations:
European Nuclear Society, Brussels (Belgium)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04C0388018055
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 0108-0118
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Dufkova, Marie. Nuclear information centre in Zbraslav and its contribution to public information. IAEA: N. p., 1993. Web.
Dufkova, Marie. Nuclear information centre in Zbraslav and its contribution to public information. IAEA.
Dufkova, Marie. 1993. "Nuclear information centre in Zbraslav and its contribution to public information." IAEA.
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title = {Nuclear information centre in Zbraslav and its contribution to public information}
author = {Dufkova, Marie}
abstractNote = {Aware of the importance of positive work with the public, the Czechoslovak Atomic Energy Commission set the Nuclear Information Centre at Zbraslav the task to develop a public information conception and to commence activities in this field. After 19 89 there appeared the need to put public information on a systematic and active basis. Following a requirement by the Czechoslovak Atomic Energy Commission, developed a 'Public Information Model Concerning the State Surveillance over Nuclear and Radiation Safety'. Actually this was a name for a conception or system of active public relations in the field of nuclear safety, of the role of the State Surveillance, and of low and intermediate level radioactive waste storage facilities. An educational programme is the heart of the entire system. Mass media are a next field through which the public is influenced. This is a very diverse field, comprising dissemination of both general information which the media (nationwide and local) make available to the wide public, and particular information for the top authorities and experts. It is envisaged that relations will be established with selected journalists who are able and willing to inform people about the safety of nuclear facilities and about nuclear wastes in an unbiased manner. Surveys and public opinion polls give unambiguous evidence that television is the most popular of mass media and is also enjoying the highest trust of the public. Cooperation with the radio was also initiated in the late 1992 and two short programmes were broadcast, dealing with a closed low and intermediate level radioactive waste repository in Central Bohemia and with the training reactor at the Faculty of Nuclear Science in Prague. The third major field of public information activities consists in printing and publishing documents. In this field, the Annual Report on the Activities of the State Surveillance over Nuclear Safety has been issued - regrettably, only for a limited group of specialists. A publication was prepared on the Czechoslovak Atomic Energy Commission. Printed materials also include leaflets and brochures. Attractive materials will be published, dealing with the handling and storage of radioactive wastes, the existing repositories, environmental impacts of nuclear power plants and storage facilities, ionizing radiations, etc. The book 'Nuclear Humor' is another outcome of our publishing activities. This book was prepared in the past and published the last year. It contains funny and witty cartoons, a selection of pieces by ten of the most popular Czech cartoonists. Texts in this book are in Czech, English and German. The last field we intend to develop public information activities in consists in special events. These include exhibitions, organized visits to nuclear facilities and open door days, public meetings - particularly at repository sites, excursions to such sites abroad, activities to enable independent dosimetric measurements to be performed at repositories, conferences with international participation on public information issues, etc.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1993}
month = {Jul}
}