Volume 55, Number 3, July-September 2020
|Page(s)||225 - 235|
|Published online||25 August 2020|
The post-nuclear accident co-expertise experience of the Suetsugi community in Fukushima Prefecture
Nagasaki University, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute,
2 Ethos in Fukushima, Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
3 Suetsugi resident, Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
4 Suetsugi, Our Home Town, Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
5 Radiation consultant at Suetsugi, Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
6 Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima City, Japan
7 Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environmental Creation, Miharu town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 9 July 2020
The article presents the different stages of the co-expertise process, which took place in the community of Suetsugi located about 30 km South from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, to improve radiological protection and the living conditions of the residents. The originality of the process lies in the fact that it was initiated and led by residents of the community with the help of local leaders and volunteer experts. It was also followed regularly by some members of the ICRP. The first part of the article recalls the general characteristics of the co-expertise process for post-nuclear accident management. The second part presents the different stages of the process that took place in the community of Suetsugi. The third part draws some lessons from the experience, which has significantly contributed to enriching the formalisation of the co-expertise process in particular with regard to the recovery of social trust and the role and attitude of experts during the recovery phase after a nuclear accident.
Key words: nuclear power accident / recovery phase / co-expertise process / stakeholder involvement / Ethos in Fukushima
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