Public perceptions of nuclear power

21 February 2012, 3.00 PM - 21 February 2012, 3.00 PM

The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ

Nick Pidgeon

Nick Pidgeon

Cabot Institute Seminar Series: Nuclear Futures

In association with the University of Bristol/University of Oxford Nuclear Research Centre (NRC)

Public Perceptions of Nuclear Power: A National and Community Analysis

Professor Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University

In this well attended talk, Professor Nick Pidgeon dealt with the subject of public trust in the nuclear sector. In particular, he covered the results of between 5 and 10 years’ of interview and survey data with people living and working close to former and existing nuclear plants at Bradwell (Essex), Oldbury (Gloucestershire) and Hinkley Point (Somerset) as well as nationally representative UK survey data.

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Further information

Nick Pidgeon is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the Cardiff School of Psychology, and is a leading authority on the subject of public responses to energy technologies, perceptions of nuclear risk, and risk perception and risk communication more generally.

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