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RECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 7
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Learning from success : health agency effort to improve community involvement in communities affected by hazardous waste sites /|
|Publisher||Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry,|
|Subjects||Environmental justice--United States--Citizen participation. ; Hazardous waste site remediation--United States--Citizen participation. ; Environmental policy--United States--Citizen participation. ; Environmental health--United States--Citizen participation. ; Hazardous wastes--Citizen participation|
The study focused on health agency activity from 1990 to 1995, a period in which ATSDR and many state and local health agencies increased their community involvement efforts. The purpose of the study was to (1) identify sites that both agency and community officials characterize as community involvement "success stories"; (2) determine what practices and factors contribute to "success" at the sites; and (3) provide a wide range of examples of successful practices and recommendations for improved community involvement practices. The report includes case studies of activities concerning 11 hazardous waste sites, and describes sites at which ATSDR, state, or local health agencies were the lead agency.