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Title: Advanced nuclear reactor public opinion project

This Interim Report summarizes the findings of our first twenty in-depth interviews in the Advanced Nuclear Reactor Public Opinion Project. We interviewed 6 industry trade association officials, 3 industry attorneys, 6 environmentalists/nuclear critics, 3 state officials, and 3 independent analysts. In addition, we have had numerous shorter discussions with various individuals concerned about nuclear power. The report is organized into the four categories proposed at our April, 1991, Advisory Group meeting: safety, cost-benefit analysis, science education, and communications. Within each category, some change of focus from that of the Advisory Group has been required, to reflect the findings of our interviews. This report limits itself to describing our findings. An accompanying memo draws some tentative conclusions.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5176321
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/12951-1
ON: DE92015073
DOE Contract Number:
FC02-90ER12951
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PUBLIC OPINION; ADVISORY COMMITTEES; COMMUNICATIONS; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; EDUCATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; REACTOR LICENSING; REACTOR SAFETY; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ECONOMICS; LICENSING; MANAGEMENT; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; SAFETY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210700 -- Nuclear Power Plants-- Regulation & Licensing; 290600 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy