The nuclear industry and its supporters have committed some errors which contribute to much of the industry's present lack of success.
The first and greatest is to underrate the arguments and the growing power of their opponents.
The insistence on economic rationality as a criterion for decision making is of course rational, but ignores two important points, first, that rationality, even in industrial management, is far from being only economic ; second, that nuclear opponents and the general public do not lack rationality, and at least some of their arguments are highly rational and reasonable.
Public information is of the foremost importance, but it must be based on facts, solid, clear, indisputable facts.
These facts must show that the nuclear industry is taking serious account of the public's concern and anxiety, and is addressing and solving the issues which condition nuclear acceptability.
Mots-clés Pascal : Article synthèse, Politique énergétique, Accident réacteur nucléaire, Combustible nucléaire, Prise décision, Planification stratégique, Industrie nucléaire, Gestion industrielle, Effet économique et social, Energie nucléaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sustainable energy strategy, Chernobyl accident, Nuclear acceptability, Political constraints, Reviews, Energy policy, Nuclear reactor accidents, Nuclear fuels, Decision making, Strategic planning, Nuclear industry, Industrial management, Economic and social effects, Nuclear energy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0040945
Code Inist : 001D06A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.