Influencing public perceptions on radiation protection issues

Hans Vanmarcke, Frank Hardeman

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    Three examples were given  all based on published UNSCEAR data  on how people's perception of radiation risk can be influenced by the choice of the dataset and the way the data is presented and discussed. • The first example compares the population exposure from the nuclear fuel cycle in normal situations versus the situation after a nuclear accident. • The second looks at the population exposure in the most contaminated areas from the Chernobyl accident versus what if the wind at the time of the explosion blew to Pripyat city instead of to the red forest. • The last example is more a personal observation on the protection of plants and animals in the environment in normal operating conditions versus our experience on the effects from accidental discharges.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAnnalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming
    Place of PublicationBrussel, Belgium
    StatePublished - 1 Oct 2015
    EventEthical issues in radiological protection - Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming, Brussel
    Duration: 19 Jun 201519 Jun 2015

    Publication series

    NameAnnalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming
    NumberVol. 40, n° 2, 2015


    ConferenceEthical issues in radiological protection

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