Communicating on Radiation Risk: Between Science and Narrative

LOCHARD J.

Second Conference on Science, Technology, and Society (STS) : Perspectives on Nuclear Science, Radiation, and Human Health: The View from Asia, Nagasaki, Japan, 10-11 November 2015

Abstract

Radiation protection professionals suffer from a lack of confidence, which dates back to the history of the development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Their involvement in the management of accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima has not helped to restore this confidence and even in some cases has aggravated the gap with the population. For decades, the profession has tried to respond to criticism of all kinds, but also to the legitimate questions from citizens in trying to explain the nature of the health risk, its importance given the circumstances and to put it into perspective with other comparable risks. Despite all the deployed efforts ‘risk-communication’ has not succeeded to reverse the trend and the temptation is great for some professionals to think that the fear of radiation is powered by irrationality or even some kind of phobia.

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Origine et évolution de la démarche d’implication des parties prenantes dans la radioprotection

LOCHARD J.

Conférence Invitée, SFRP 2015, Congrès National de Radioprotection, Reims, Conférence Invitée, 16-18 juin 2015

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La tolérabilité du risque radiologique

VAILLANT L.

Présentation Orale, SFRP 2015,  Congrès National de Radioprotection, Reims, 16-18 juin 2015

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La gestion du radon dans les pays de la Loire : réflexions sur la sensibilisation des professionnels du bâtiment

ANDRESZ S., CHARRON S., KUBICA B.

Présentation Orale, SFRP 2015, Congrès National de Radioprotection, Reims, 16-18 juin 2015

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The Updating of ICRP Publication 111 in Light of the Fukushima Experience Feedback

LOCHARD J.

Oral Presentation at the 15th International Congress of Radiation Research, Kyoto, Japan, 28 May 2015

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The Ethics of Radiological Protection

LOCHARD J.

First Thomas S. Tenforde Topical Lecture, 51st NCRP Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MA, USA, 17 March 2015

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The Role of Experts in Post Nuclear Accident Rehabilitation: The Co-Expertise Process

LOCHARD J.

2nd ICRP Lecture, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan, 16 February 2015

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