Communication on the Safety Case for a Deep Geological Repository

Lucy Bailey, Frédéric Bernier, Wilhelm Bollingerfehr, Miguel P. Cunado, Douglas Ilett, Gloria Kwong, Ulrich Noseck, Klaus-Jürgen Röhlig, Abe van Luik, Jan Weber, Eef Weetjens

Research outputpeer-review


Communication has a specific role to play in the development of deep geological repositories. Building trust with the stakeholders involved in this process, particularly within the local community, is key for effective communication between the authorities and the public. There are also clear benefits to having technical experts hone their communication skills and having communication experts integrated into the development process. This report has compiled lessons from both failures and successes in communicating technical information to non-technical audiences. It addresses two key questions in particular: what is the experience base concerning the effectiveness or non-effectiveness of different tools for communicating safety case results to a non-technical audience and how can communication based on this experience be improved and included into a safety case development effort from the beginning?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOECD NEA - Nuclear Energy Agency
Number of pages91
StatePublished - 26 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameRadioactive Waste Management
No.NEA No. 7336

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