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Thursday November 1 2012, 09:06

Report Basis for Stakeholder Communication

The purpose of this report (Deliverable D.1.3.1) is to provide a basis for stakeholder engagement activities in relation to the monitoring of facilities for the geological disposal of radioactive waste. The report views monitoring as a combined socio-technical activity central to the pursuit of safe repository operation and staged closure. It sees monitoring for long-term safety as a field driven as much by social and institutional innovation as by technical innovation. The report is organised into three main sections which discuss in turn: expert views on monitoring, drawing on interview and documentary data; the role of monitoring in building stakeholder confidence, drawing on experience in other contexts; and monitoring as a socio-technical activity, focusing on the basis for social trust.