Advanced Research, Lagging Policy. Nuclear Waste Governance in Belgium.

Jantine Schröder, Anne Bergmans, Erik Laes

Research outputpeer-review


This book chapter gives an historical overview and socio-political analysis of Belgium's radioactive waste management policy, concepts, regulation and actors (anno 2013). It argues that, the Belgian case of category B & C waste governance displays an ambiguous combination of, on one hand highly specialised advanced and focused research, and on the other hand rather impassive, fragmented and lagging policy making, and that, for high level / long lived radioactive waste, NIRAS-ONDRAF, Belgium’s nuclear waste management organisation, is at present confronted with the limits of ‘implicit’ or ‘de facto’ decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Waste Governance. An International Comparison.
Place of PublicationWiesbaden, Germany
ISBN (Print)978-3-658-08962-7
StatePublished - Jan 2015

Publication series

NameEnergiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection

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