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PUBLIC OPINION ON NECESSITY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF REPOSITORY IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Ana Mostečak
Tomislav Ciglenečki
Želimir Vejnović


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Abstract

The aim of this research was to examine the familiarity of the Croatian citizens with the issue of radioactive waste management, their opinion on the idea of building a radioactive waste landfill in the Republic of Croatia, potential concern and its determinants. The research was conducted on a sample of 447 Croatian citizens using a questionnaire designed for the purpose of the research. Results were processed and interpreted depending on the gender, age, educational level and urbanization of the area the examinees live in. The results have shown that the younger examinees support the use of nuclear energy as well as most of the male examinees, while the examinees older than 24 and the female examinees think the opposite. For the residents of Zagreb, the use of nuclear energy isn’t justified, nor is the idea of building a landfill in the Republic of Croatia. In general, a negative stance towards building the landfill in Croatia is shared by half of the total number of examinees. The main causes of concern to the citizens are: the threat to human health and the safety of the environment.

Keywords

radioactive waste, waste disposal, public opinon, survey

Hrčak ID:

107814

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/107814

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