Nuclear Transparency Watch (NTW) is a European citizen network of organisations and members dedicated to giving access to information on nuclear safety issues, Radioactive Waste (RW) being an important issue of short and long term safety, NTW is following this subject since its beginnings.
One major contribution of NTW to this topic is the “Broad Framework for Effective Public Information and Participation in Environmental Decision-making in Radioactive Waste Management” or BEPPER report (2015) which is the extended report made by the same authors for the European Commission on transparency within radioactive waste management.
🔎 NTW members are continuously working nationally (with local partners) as well as internationally (under the frame of the European Commission with the EURAD research program) on this topic. Therefore, in order to update and share information a webinar series was launched in 2023 to report on 9 national cases presented by NGOs representatives from each country.
☢️ The case studies aim to include examples from early stage and advanced programs with both large and small inventories.
Each case has a different context and considers the perspective of the BEPPER report which is based on the 3 pillars of the Aarhus Convention :
1°) access to information ;
2°) access to public participation ;
3°) access to justice ;
with a fourth one (proposed by the authors of the BEPPER report):
4°) access to resources.