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Dialogue on Geological Disposal Facility for radioactive waste recognised as helpful tool to open up policy making

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Reference to the project in Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute 'Understanding Society' periodical focused on Open Policy Making and Democratic Renewal, December 2014. The project is described as follows: "DECC worked in partnership with Sciencewise to commission a public and stakeholder dialogue to run in parallel with the consultation".  

The article concludes by saying "This project demonstrates that this kind of public dialogue is one helpful tool to improve and open up policy making, even on technical topics."

Related project: New nuclear power stations – reviewing how to engage with members of the public in reactor design assessments (known as the Generic Design Assessment or GDA)