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Main Title Impact of Decision-Making Strategies and Communiction Processes on the Public Acceptability of Municipal Waste Combustion Residue Utilization in the United States.
Author Hoffman, F. E. ; Kosson, D. S. ;
CORP Author Rutgers - The State Univ., Piscataway, NJ. Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/218;
Stock Number PB95-131066
Additional Subjects Combustion products ; Waste utilization ; Public opinion ; Residues ; Ashes ; Waste forms ; Waste recycling ; Environmental issues ; Attitudes ; Public relations ; Communication ; Decision making ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB95-131066 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
Of the identified current and proposed construction projects in which municipal solid waste combustion residues replace traditionally used materials, approximately half are located on landfills or other property controlled by project sponsors, one third are in publicly accessible areas, one is a commercial use that is categorized separately, and the remainder are to be located at undetermined sites. The study is being conducted to assess what factors are most critical in determining the out come of public acceptability issues in establishing projects in which MWC residues are used. Literature in the fields of risk management and facility siting are drawn upon to analyze the efforts to establish MWC residue projects that must gain public acceptance. Systematic analysis of data collected to date reveals patterns which suggest that in projects where public acceptability is a critical factor, earlier inclusion of major interest groups; and open, two-day communication styles, produce a more effective, efficient overall effort.