Justice, democracy and the siting of nuclear waste repositories: the Buan and Gyungju cases of South Korea
Siting a radioactive waste repository in a nation is one of the most controversial environmental issues to date. During the last two decades, the Korean government has failed to site a repository in the face of vehement opposition from the potential host sites. The repeated failures of the Korean government's siting policy are due to the fact that it relied on the DAD (Decide, Announce and Defend) siting policy emphasizing the technical and economic criteria while neglecting the demands from the local communities to participate in the decision making process. As a consequence, the Korean ...
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