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Main Title Public Attitudes Toward Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities.
Author Lacke, L. L. ; Jacob, T. O. ; Stewar, S. R. ;
CORP Author Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, Va.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-O 68-03-0156; 670/2-73-086;
Stock Number PB-223 638
Additional Subjects ( Solid waste disposal ; Attitude surveys) ; ( Hazardous materials ; Solid waste disposal) ; Public opinion ; Questionnaires ; Mass communication ; Models ; Human behavior ; Strategy ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-223 638 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 181p
This project had three purposes: (a) survey public attitudes toward a proposed system of national disposal sites (NDS), (b) develop a behavioral model as a means of predicting citizens' reactions to an NDS in a particular location, and (c) propose an effective public information compaign. The national survey, sampling randomly and purposefully selected respondents (key influentials), was conducted in 10 counties that were selected as feasible NDS locations. The questionnaire elicited information about three classes of variables considered predictive of citizen reaction to an NDS. These variables, (a) contextural variables (physical/economic environment), (b) situational variables (Social environment), and (c) individual variables (personal attitudes/beliefs), constituted the basic structure of the behavioral model. A generalized public information program designed to create public acceptance of NDSs is outlined. (Modified author abstract) Portions of this document are not fully legible.