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Volume 10
Issue 1
Online publication date 2014-01-17
Title Experience with material and social technology transfers in a field of spent nuclear fuel final geological disposal (from a point of view of structuration theory)
Author Peter Mihok
Abstract
This paper compiles selected results of scientific research activities that concerned the two different technology transfers in the field of final disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and related nuclear safety communication. The first case study concerns the transfer of the SNF disposal technology known as ‘the KBS 3 concept’ from Sweden to Finland, and the second case study concerns the attempt to transfer the social technology concept based on the so called RISCOM model of risk communication from Sweden to the Czech Republic. The aim of this paper is twofold: a. to apply the structuration theory of technology transfers in both material and social technology transfers using the two cases referred above, and b. to disseminate the selected results of the Euratom financed projects acronymed ARGONA, IPPA and InSOTEC.
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Keywords Spent nuclear fuel (SNF), technology transfer, social technology, structuration theory, technology concept
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.15208/ati.2014.05
Pages 26-37
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