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Main Title Need to know : anticipating the public's questions during a water emergency /
Author Minamyer, Scott.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Yund, Cynthia
Tardif, Dick.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Water Infrstructure Protection Division, Threat and Consequence Assessment Division, National Homeland Security Research Center,
Year Published 2012
Report Number EPA/600/R-12/020
OCLC Number 798581012
Subjects Water-supply--Security measures--United States. ; Emergency water supply--United States--Public opinion. ; Emergency management--United States. ; Public welfare ; Interrogation
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA 600-R-12-020 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-R-12-020 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/22/2012
Collation [64 p.] : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Format not distributed to depository libraries. Report No. 46505 "April 2012." "EPA/600/R-12/020." "Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by ORISE"--T.p. verso.
Contents Notes
Since the events of September 11, 2001, improving the security of our nation's drinking water and wastewater infrastructure has been a high priority. As critical infrastructure, water systems can be subject to intentional attacks as well as unintentional contamination and must be protected. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays a critical role in this effort as the lead federal agency for water security. This investigation was undertaken at the request of EPA to conduct research to: (1) compare public and drinking water professional personnel's assessments of critical information needs arising from the intentional contamination of a municipal water supply; and (2) obtain public evaluation of draft messages developed for such an occasion. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education provided technical assistance. Information was collected from both utility professionals and members of the public (water consumers) in four metropolitan areas in the United States (northeastern, southeastern, midwestern and western). Twenty-four one-hour discussions were held with a total of 38 drinking water utility professionals. Four two-hour focus groups with members of the general public who use the municipal water supply were conducted in each of the four study cities, with a total of 113 respondents participating.