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Public acceptance: A Japanese view

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Abstract

A number of factors enter into a consideration of the public acceptance of nuclear power ? the public, nuclear power as an entity, and the interaction between the two. Interaction here implies the manner in which nuclear power is presented to the public ? what is the public need for nuclear power, and what public risk is entailed in having it? The problem of public acceptance, in this sense, is time-dependent. For the public is changeable, just as nuclear power is subject to technical progress and ' social' improvement. Japan is geographically a very small country with a very high density of population. Any industrial activity and any large-scale employment of modern technology is apt to have a much greater impact on the physical, social and biological environment of individual Japanese people than similar activities would have on those of other countries. Industrial pollutants such as sulphur dioxide from power plants, oxides of nitrogen from automobile engine exhausts, organic mercury from chemical industries and so on affect society to a high degree, considered in terms of their concentration either per capita or per square kilometre. In the case of nuclear power, therefore, people are more concerned with radiological effects than  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1972
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: 4 photos
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HEALTH HAZARDS; NUCLEAR POWER; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; POWER GENERATION; PUBLIC ANXIETY; PUBLIC HEALTH; PUBLIC OPINION; PUBLIC RELATIONS; SAFETY ANALYSIS
OSTI ID:
21021275
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA0800114043076
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull142/14210091218.pdf;INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 12-18
Announcement Date:
May 23, 2008

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Public acceptance: A Japanese view. IAEA: N. p., 1972. Web.
Public acceptance: A Japanese view. IAEA.
1972. "Public acceptance: A Japanese view." IAEA.
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title = {Public acceptance: A Japanese view}
abstractNote = {A number of factors enter into a consideration of the public acceptance of nuclear power ? the public, nuclear power as an entity, and the interaction between the two. Interaction here implies the manner in which nuclear power is presented to the public ? what is the public need for nuclear power, and what public risk is entailed in having it? The problem of public acceptance, in this sense, is time-dependent. For the public is changeable, just as nuclear power is subject to technical progress and ' social' improvement. Japan is geographically a very small country with a very high density of population. Any industrial activity and any large-scale employment of modern technology is apt to have a much greater impact on the physical, social and biological environment of individual Japanese people than similar activities would have on those of other countries. Industrial pollutants such as sulphur dioxide from power plants, oxides of nitrogen from automobile engine exhausts, organic mercury from chemical industries and so on affect society to a high degree, considered in terms of their concentration either per capita or per square kilometre. In the case of nuclear power, therefore, people are more concerned with radiological effects than with thermal pollution.no matter how one looks at it, the experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has made the average member of the Japanese public, very sensitive to the problem of radiation safety. This is no longer a subject in which science or logic can persuade.}
journal = {IAEA Bulletin}
issue = {2}
volume = {14}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1972}
month = {Jul}
}