A study of local residents'attitudes toward the siting of a high-level nuclear waste facility in Finland was undertaken in three municipalities (Eurajoki, Kuhmo and Aänekoski) that are being considered possible host communities for the facility.
The results of the survey show that opposition to the facility is quite strong in two of the three municipalities, while in the third a polarization of opinions into two opposing camps is evident.
The size, social structure and substance of the local opposition and support are analysed.
The thesis of the paper is that in order to understand different opinions about the facility, one must understand the cultural logic of risk perception.
People evaluate the risk as individuals, but also as members of different reference groups and in the context of local, national and international circumstances.
Mots-clés Pascal : Finlande, Europe, Déchet fortement radioactif, Traitement déchet, Installation traitement, Implantation, Choix site, Attitude sociale, Perception sociale, Opinion publique, Impact environnement, Impact économique, Impact social, Facteur risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Finland, Europe, High level radioactive waste, Waste treatment, Treatment installation, Implantation, Site selection, Social attitude, Social perception, Public opinion, Environment impact, Economic impact, Social impact, Risk factor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0410074
Code Inist : 001D16B05. Création : 22/03/2000.