Community dynamics in the siting process for a low to intermediate level nuclear waste facility in Kincardine, Ontario

dc.contributor.advisorKuhn, Richard G.
dc.contributor.authorAl-Haydari, Danya
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:43:18Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:43:18Z
dc.date.copyright2007
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Geographyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThe use of nuclear technology to generate electricity inevitably produces waste that is detrimental to the environment and human health. Finding communities that will accept nuclear waste disposal facilities is extremely challenging. Furthermore, the siting of a nuclear waste disposal facility is more than a technological analysis, but a matter that includes a variety of social, ethical and political considerations. This study is aimed to assess the role of the place-based community, communities of interest and communities of identity involved in the voluntary siting process for a low to intermediate level nuclear waste disposal facility in Ontario. To accomplish this, a framework was developed and applied though a case study evaluation of the siting process for the Deep Geologic Repository in Kincardine, Ontario. The framework highlights four key procedural principles that were used to analyze the siting process: trust, public participation, equity and risk. The data revealed that the positions of the communities involved in the siting process varied depending on the meaningful fulfillment the four key procedural principles.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/19587
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectNuclear Wasteen_US
dc.subjectSiting processen_US
dc.subjectDisposal facilitiesen_US
dc.subjectCommunitiesen_US
dc.subjectCase Studyen_US
dc.titleCommunity dynamics in the siting process for a low to intermediate level nuclear waste facility in Kincardine, Ontarioen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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