(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Shared practice and converging views in nuclear waste management : long-term relations between implementer and regulator in Sweden

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, SUEDE
(2) Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Gothenburg, Göteborg, SUEDE


Based on a review of the implementer’s Research, Development and Demonstration programmes, the management and disposal of nuclear waste and interviews with representatives of the implementer, regulator, and NGOs, this paper analyses the outcomes of these long-term interactions. It then discusses the potentially serious problems this creates in relation to knowledge production in the planning and environmental impact assessment process and problems now the regulator is set to review the final application. The tendency of the values and priorities of implementer and regulator to converge over time, due to sustained social interaction, is a new phenomenon, which could not only impede the safety of nuclear waste management, but also risks occurring in other countries embarking on similar long-term processes


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no9 [pp. 2212-2226]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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