[en]A day before the accident in Chernobyl, Yugoslavia was the country with nuclear energy programme, one nuclear power plant and strong affiliation towards nuclear fuel cycle. Public relation programs did not existed. The majority of information were classified and public trust was almost undisturbed. It was almost possible to say that the public attitude was indifferent. A month later everything was quite different. The public has been awaken from sleepy unconscious. The public reaction moved from surprise, interest and hunger for information to chronic suspicion. In years later phobic and radiophonic reaction become common place. The final consequence today is huge magnifying lens of public eye, watching carefully everything connected with radiation, even trivial matters, and thus forming strong pressure to decision makers
Primary SubjectENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY (F1400)
Secondary SubjectSPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5211)
SourceEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 549-550; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 2 refs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)BEHAVIOR, CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR, HEALTH HAZARDS, PUBLIC ANXIETY, PUBLIC HEALTH, PUBLIC OPINION, REACTOR ACCIDENTS, RISK ASSESSMENT, SOCIAL IMPACT, SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS, YUGOSLAVIA
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, EASTERN EUROPE, ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS, EUROPE, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, HAZARDS, LWGR TYPE REACTORS, MEDICINE, POWER REACTORS, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, REACTORS, THERMAL REACTORS, WATER COOLED REACTORS