Stakeholder participation and influence in a nuclear waste management project
Detailed description of the Good Practice
The Municipality of Oskarshamn is one of two Swedish municipalities that were subjected to, and took part in, site investigations for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel from the Swedish nuclear power plants.
SKB (the Swedish Nuclear Fuel Management Company) performed the site investigations. The municipality and its stakeholders have been taking active part in the process since 1994. A project organisation, the LKO – in English Local Competence Building, was set up in 1994 and it has been financed by the Swedish nuclear fund during the whole process (1994-2009).
Two leading themes form the basis for the participation
complete openness about plans and results
real possibility to influence
An organisation based on working groups was set up to follow the site investigations. The structure of the LKO organisation has varied over time. During the later part, 2006-2009, there was one Safety Group, one The Misterhult Group and one Future Perspective Group. There was also a strategy group with a mandate to plan the whole process. About 45 people participated in the workgroups. There were politicians, civil servants, people representing various NGOs and interested ordinary citizens. The main goal for the LKO organisation was to present a comprehensive report to the municipal council if SKB should decide to apply for a final repository in Oskarshamn.
Objectives of the Good Practice
to involve stakeholders for presenting a comprehensive report to the municipal council if SKB should decide to apply for a final repository in Oskarshamn.
Participants of the Good Practice
people representing various NGOs
interested ordinary citizens.
Target group of the Good Practice
Funding of the Good Practice
the Swedish nuclear fund
More Details of the Good Practice
Bodil Liedberg Jönsson
Director for Community Planning
0046 491-76 47 42
0046 70-605 33 54