Geological Disposal Opinion Exchange Meeting
In order to enhance public understanding, NUMO and METI co-hosted a series of meetings on geological disposal in 9 cities around Japan subsequent to geological disposal seminars focused on dialogues in small groups.
|Date:||October and November 2016|
|Venue:||Tokyo, Sendai, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Osaka, Takamatsu, Sapporo and Toyama|
Total participants: 834 people
Main opinions and questions from the participants were as follows.
- Total evaluation of the meetings
NUMO staff's performance:
Over 50% felt the staff were “honest” and “friendly”.
Over 50% said the staff's explanations were “understandable” and “convincing”.
-It is considered that direct communication in small group discussion affected the result.
- Individual themes
Potentially More Suitable Areas:
“Detailed information about categorization is needed”
“Will observe the response from selected municipalities”
Safety of geological disposal (GD):
“Still have concerns about technical capability”
“Ensure countermeasures for unexpected events”
“Not sure if there are suitable sites for GD in Japan considering the frequency of earthquakes and the number of volcanoes”
> http://www.chisou-sympo.jp/iken/ (only in Japanese)