The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and its partners (Sciencewise, UKRI, the Environment Agency, Welsh Government, Office for Nuclear Regulation, National Nuclear Laboratory, Nuclear Innovation and Research Office, and Natural Resources Wales) commissioned a public dialogue to explore public views toward the siting and deployment of advanced nuclear technologies, to support policy development and inform future engagement.
Traverse delivered the public dialogue, which was conducted in line with Sciencewise Guiding Principles.
A Project Executive, Project Board, Oversight Group, and independent evaluator (3KQ) oversaw the process.
The dialogue set out to draw conclusions based on an understanding of the following research questions:
- what are participants’ perceptions, hopes and concerns about the development and use of advanced nuclear technologies;
- what influences those views of advanced nuclear technologies and, given that, what might make participants more or less open to the use of them; and
- what do participants think is important when considering how advanced nuclear technologies might be sited and how to use advanced nuclear technologies?