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Facilitating the Decision‐Making Process After a Nuclear Accident : Case Studies in the Netherlands and Slovakia

Asselt, Esther D. van; Twenhöfel, Chris J.W.; Duranova, Tatiana; Smetsers, Ronald C.G.M.; Bohunova, Jarmila; Müller, Tim

Nuclear accidents do not occur frequently, but their biological, psychosocial, and/or economic consequences may be severe. Hence, a thorough preparation for nuclear emergencies is needed to provide appropriate actions. During the transition phase of an accident, it is vital to include stakeholders in the decision‐making process in order to gain support for the recovery strategy to be implemented as well as to share different perspectives, knowledge, and views on the decision problem. Because nuclear accidents are complex, involving many relevant factors that range from technical aspects such as health effects and costs to nontechnical issues such as social acceptance, a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) may facilitate the decision‐making process. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of MCDA in the transition phase of a nuclear accident. To this end, an MCDA tool, which uses the weighted sum of a set of normalized criteria, was explored in exercises carried out in panel meetings with a selected set of (largely) governmental stakeholders. The panel meetings were performed in the Netherlands and the Slovak Republic. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000128595
Veröffentlicht am 16.02.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Thermische Energietechnik und Sicherheit (ITES)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 03.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1551-3777, 1551-3793
KITopen-ID: 1000128595
HGF-Programm 32.02.12 (POF III, LK 01) Notfallschutzmanagement
Erschienen in Integrated environmental assessment and management
Verlag Wiley
Band 17
Heft 2
Seiten 376–387
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 23.11.2020
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