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When Values Conflict: How citizens, stakeholders and experts contributed to formulating policy for managing the UK's radioactive waste

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Professor Lawrence Phillips, LSE, will give a public lecture at the School on Wednesday 18 October. This event is an Operational Research Group public lecture.

For over 40 years the UK Government has avoided the question of what to do with its radioactive waste. Sufficient wastes now exist in the UK to fill the Royal Albert Hall five times over. To solve this problem, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) created the largest public consultation exercise ever conducted in the UK, resulting in a set of recommendations forwarded to the government this past July. This lecture will explain a key element in the process adopted by CoRWM. The lessons learned show how public debate can be conducted usefully to inform policy decisions at the highest levels of government.

Lawrence Phillips is visiting professor of decision sciences in the Operational Research Group| of the Department of Management at LSE. Professor Gwyn Bevan, LSE, will chair the event.

When Values Conflict: How citizens, stakeholders and experts contributed to formulating policy for managing the UK's radioactive waste is on Wednesday 18 October 2006 at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych, LSE, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. 

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

posted 10 October 2006

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