Ethics and involving the public in nuclear waste management

28th October 2015

On October 28th Charles McCombie was a panelist in The Hague at a seminar on “Ethics and involving the public in nuclear waste management”. At the meeting, the contributors to three new publications presented an overview of their work. These were:

  • the book “The Ethics of Nuclear Energy. Risk, Justice and Democracy in the post-Fukushima Era” (Cambridge University Press)
  • a special volume in Journal of Risk Research on “The socio-technical Challenges of Nuclear Energy Production and Nuclear Waste Management” and
  • A Rathenau Institute report on “Enabling participation: A vision on public participation in decision-making about long-term radioactive waste management”.

This was followed by panels in which Charles was involved and discussions on Public participation and radioactive waste management and on the Ethics and long-term governance.