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1 Social trust is defined as the willingness of the public to rely on experts and institutions in the management of risks and technologies (Earle and Cvetkovich, 1995). 2 The Three Mile Island accident resulted in no discernible health effects from radiation releases, but it nevertheless served to galvanize opposition to the expansion of nuclear power (Walker, 2004). 3 The term “safe” has different meanings to different people. Some people view safety in terms of probability and consequences, whereas others view safety in terms of whether an organization responsible for controlling a hazard is trustworthy. 4 This notification is required by Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 5 Maintenance of a Public Access File is required by Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 6 The committee provided no guidance to health departments on what constituted a “health concern,” leaving that determination instead to the professionals who responded to the committee’s inquiry. 7 In the absence of a clear definition of what constitutes a “health concern,” the reader should be cautious when making judgments about the significance of the responses. 8 Stakeholders are defined as “interested and affected parties” (NRC, 1996). Appendixes
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