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Psychological approach for siting a NIMBY facility; Assessing public acceptance of a geological repository for radioactive wastes

Otomo, Shoji*; Hirose, Yukio*; Osawa, Hideaki ; Onuma, Susumu*

The study measured public acceptance depending on the area of personal relevance, and the general and personal consensus toward a geological repository. The results that the weaker area of personal relevance, the stronger public acceptance became. The NIMBY reaction to siting a repository was strong. However, the effect of area of personal relevance was mitigated in the scenario where a scientific approach was applied.

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