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Building, Measuring and Improving Public Confidence in the Nuclear Regulator

Workshop Proceedings: Ottawa, Canada, 18-20 May 2004

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An important factor for public confidence in the nuclear regulator is the general public trust of the government and its representatives, which is clearly not the same in all countries. These workshop proceedings identify a number of common principles for the communication of nuclear regulatory decisions that can be recommended to all regulators. They have been cited in particular for their ability to help build, measure and/or improve overall public confidence in the nuclear regulator. 

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How Does the Regulator Effectively Involve the Public in its Activities?

Nuclear Energy Agency

How does the regulator effectively involve the public in its activities? As a variety of viewpoints and subjects were given in the different representations. The following is a summary:

• Regulator’s commitments regarding public participation and experience gained in terms of effectiveness, visibility and credibility. The way the public hearings/meetings are organised and how they are used in the regulatory process.

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