Fostering a Durable Relationship between a Waste Management Facility and its Host
Adding Value through Design and Process
In the field of long-term radioactive waste management, projects to construct repositories
normally last from decades to centuries. Such projects will inevitably have an effect
on the host community from the planning stage to the end of construction and beyond.
The key to a long-lasting and positive relationship between a site and its host community
is ensuring that solutions are reached together throughout the entire process. The
sustainability of radioactive waste management solutions can potentially be achieved
through design and implementation of a facility that provides added cultural and amenity
value, as well as economic opportunities, to the local community.
This second edition of Fostering a Durable Relationship Between a Waste Management
Facility and its Host Community: Adding Value Through Design and Process highlights
new innovations in siting processes and in facility design – functional, cultural
and physical – from different countries, which could be of added value to host communities
and their sites in the short to long term. These new features are examined from the
perspective of sustainability, with a focus on increasing the likelihood that people
will both understand the facility and its functions, and remember what is located
at the site.
This 2015 update by the NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence will be beneficial in
designing paths forward for local or regional communities, as well as for national
radioactive waste management programmes.
Published on December 04, 2015
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