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Main Title Achieving greater consistency between subjective and objective risks /
Author Bord, Richard J. ; Epp, D. J. ; O'Connor., R. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Epp, Donald J.
O'Connor, Robert E.
CORP Author Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Environmental Resources Research Inst.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Planning and Evaluation,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/230/11-89/071; ER-8902
Stock Number PB90-229832
Subjects Risk communication. ; Risk assessment.
Additional Subjects Risk ; Water pollution ; Hazardous materials ; Behavior ; Site surveys ; Perception ; Tables(Data) ; Regression analysis ; Multivariate analysis ; Questionnaires ; Superfund program
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NTIS  PB90-229832 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 118 unnumbered pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
In the context of a hypothetical Superfund site (or abandoned hazardous waste facility), the research examines strategies for achieving a closer match between risk estimates by citizens and those by scientists. A stratefied sample was interviewed to represent environmental groups, business, civic activists, elected officials, and general population. Respondents were given a scenario about contamination of drinking water from the Superfund site. The scenarios varied in that some included an uncertainty disclaimer. The other variation was in terms of how much citizen participation would be involved in decisions about remedial action, or whether the state would purchase homes that could not be sold at a price representing market value before discovery of the site. Respondents were asked about their level of concern, their perceived risk, and any actions they would take if they lived near the hypothetical site.
Cover title. "November 1989." "Cooperative agreement no. CR-814592-01-1." Includes bibliographical references (pages 92-94). Microfiche.