The UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

Baverstock, Keith and Ball, David J. ORCID logoORCID: (2005) The UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. Journal of Radiological Protection, 25 (3) . pp. 313-320. ISSN 0952-4746 [Article] (doi:10.1088/0952-4746/25/3/008)


The UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management is charged with recommending to Government, by July 2006, options for the long term management of the UK's radioactive waste legacy. These options should inspire public confidence. Now, more than halfway into the time allotted, we, as two former members of the Committee, express our concerns at the wayward approach that has been adopted. The Committee has placed emphasis on gaining public confidence but this has been done at the expense of recruiting the best scientific expertise in the management of radioactive waste, an act which we believe will actually undermine public confidence. Furthermore, given also the immense importance of this decision to public safety, national security and the national interest, we believe urgent steps should be taken to review the Committee's process, its management and its sponsorship.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management (DARM)
ISI Impact: 2
Item ID: 4954
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2010 06:57
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:18

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