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Main Title Communicating with the public about hazardous materials : an examination of local practice : final report on phase two of community interpretation of hazardous materials risk information {microfiche} /
Author Conn, W. D. ; Owens, W. L. ; Rich, R. C. ; Manheim., J. B.
CORP Author Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Center for Environmental and Hazardous Material Studies.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/230/04-90/077
Stock Number PB90-235938
OCLC Number 45441110
Subjects Risk ; Communication of technical information ; Hazardous substances
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Risk ; Emergencies ; Publicity ; Mass communication ; Organizations ; Surveys ; Questionnaires ; Environmental exposure ; Public education ; Superfund program
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=40000G3A.PDF
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NTIS  PB90-235938 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 1 v. (various pagings)
Abstract
The study's purpose is to improve the ability of public and private sector organizations to communicate with members of the general public about the risks posed by hazardous materials, such as those found in Superfund or RCRA sites, or subject to SARA Title III. The second phase included a national survey of Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and case studies of selected risk communication efforts. The survey, conducted in a sample of ten states, was designed to assess the risk communication efforts of LEPCs and to gauge their capacity for promoting risk communication in their communities. Case studies in three communities provide examples of risk communication efforts, with secondary case studies in neighboring areas. The purpose was to learn what risk communication techniques had been tried in these cases, to secure suggestions for risk communication programs from practitioners, and to assess the level of hazardous materials awareness among a sample of the attentive public in each community.
Notes
"Risk Communication Series"--Cover. "February 1990." "EPA-230-04-90-077."