Department of Trade and Industry. October 2006. URN 06/1992
‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies: Opportunities and Uncertainties’. Two-Year Review of Progress on Government Actions”
Financial quantification of risk, the cost of control or mitigation, compensation and manifestation time-scales are not being tackled in a systematic way. Interest in economic and social consequences is limited to issues concerned with democracy and funding priorities, and with economic growth and lifestyle issues. There are no compensators on the Nanotechnology Research Coordination Group (NRCG). It is probably considered too early to be concerned with such matters until the products etc. have proved themselves to be competitive. Sustainability will only be fully assessed if problems, and their costs, begin to emerge.