Umbrella 4C - Societal Impacts

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UMB4C

The overarching aim of UMB4C is to evaluate the broader consequences of radiation events and show that effects go beyond the direct effects of radiation contamination, and incorporate a range of economic, societal, and ethical impacts. Evaluation of these aspects requires multidisciplinary approaches between natural and social scientists to understand and present the total societal challenges.

It is hypothesized that economic and societal impacts are, in turn, influenced by the way the risks are perceived and communicated.

We have used stakeholder dialogue, which is a particularly important method of risk communication, and demonstrated how it can facilitate multidisciplinary assessment of risks.

 

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