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The regulation and management of hazardous industrial activities increasingly rely on formal expert judgment processes to provide wisdom in areas of science and technology where traditional "good science" is, in practice, unable to supply unambiguous "facts." Expert judgment has always played a significant, if often unrecognized, role in analysis; however,(More)
hysical risks. The policy makers' own attitudes were found to be significantly more favorable than those of the total public sample; this was primarily because the policy makers' beliefs about psychological risks made a significantly smaller negative contribution to attitude, and their beliefs about environmental risks made a significantly larger positive(More)
In the last decade nuclear reactors have proven to be a source of electrical energy economically competitive with conventional means of power production. With the resulting increase in orders for nuclear power stations there has been a corresponding increase in public awareness of the safety and environmental aspects of these facilities. This public(More)
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