Dealing with Interests, Values and Knowledge in Managing Risk

Workshop Proceedings, Brussels, Belgium 18-21 November 2003

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These workshop proceedings deal with the local partnership methodology employed in Belgium in order to develop an integrated proposal to the national government to construct and operate a disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste that is adapted to local conditions. The partnerships were formed among representatives of local organisations in affected communities and representatives of the Belgian national radioactive waste management agency. Insights are provided into a unique - and so far very successful - governance approach to dealing with interests, values and knowledge in managing risk.



Session 2: Dealing with Knowledge in Managing Risk

Nuclear Energy Agency

Most modern natural and technological sciences are laboratory sciences. If at all possible, they will pursue what they are after in laboratories, those closed-off and special places where experiments can be conducted “free” from environmental influence and disturbance. Laboratories are the site of knowledge production, the fact factories of science. They are a specific version of the sort of structure...


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