Public perception toward information and knowledge of nuclear power plant development; A Malaysian case study

Fauzan Amin Misnon, Irman Abdul Rahman, Yeoh Siong Hu, Muhamad Samudi Yasir

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Abstract

Knowledge has been known as a key element in developing support and perception by the public towards any new policy by the government, including the development of nuclear energy. The success of the policy is mainly dependent on public support which is related to the perception cultivated by the knowledge that is already held by the people. A public survey was conducted between 14 March 2016 to 10 May 2016 focusing on the Malaysian public acceptance and perception towards the implementation of nuclear energy in Malaysia (n=1438). This research was aimed on the research question which is 'Does the level of general knowledge and education regarding nuclear energy in Malaysia influence the acceptance and support of the people to develop nuclear technology?'. These finding suggest that open discourse is a must even at the initial stages of developing a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) program, which will touch on a few points that will assist to society's knowledge and understanding towards nuclear energy from the aspects of management, safety, radioactive waste, impact on economic competitiveness as well as the benefits and risks regarding the development of NPP. By increasing the knowledge regarding nuclear power and radioactive waste, perception towards the pros of NPP as well as the conviction towards its safety can be increased. It is suggested for the parties involved to use the latest approach of information technology as a way to provide the most effective medium of information dissemination to the public.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1940
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416321
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2018
Event2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Jul 201713 Jul 2017

Other

Other2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period12/7/1713/7/17

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nuclear power plants
nuclear energy
Malaysia
radioactive wastes
acceptability
information dissemination
safety management
economics
safety
education

Keywords

  • Acceptance Targets
  • Knowledge;
  • Malaysia Nuclear Power Plant Development
  • Nuclear Power Acceptance
  • Public Communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Misnon, F. A., Abdul Rahman, I., Hu, Y. S., & Yasir, M. S. (2018). Public perception toward information and knowledge of nuclear power plant development; A Malaysian case study. In 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium (Vol. 1940). [020021] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5027936

Public perception toward information and knowledge of nuclear power plant development; A Malaysian case study. / Misnon, Fauzan Amin; Abdul Rahman, Irman; Hu, Yeoh Siong; Yasir, Muhamad Samudi.

2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018. 020021.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Misnon, FA, Abdul Rahman, I, Hu, YS & Yasir, MS 2018, Public perception toward information and knowledge of nuclear power plant development; A Malaysian case study. in 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. vol. 1940, 020021, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium, Selangor, Malaysia, 12/7/17. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5027936
Misnon FA, Abdul Rahman I, Hu YS, Yasir MS. Public perception toward information and knowledge of nuclear power plant development; A Malaysian case study. In 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2018. 020021 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5027936
Misnon, Fauzan Amin ; Abdul Rahman, Irman ; Hu, Yeoh Siong ; Yasir, Muhamad Samudi. / Public perception toward information and knowledge of nuclear power plant development; A Malaysian case study. 2017 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1940 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018.
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