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Main Title Alerting the apathetic and reassuring the alarmed : communicating about radon risk in three communities /
Author Chess, C. ; Hance, B. J.
CORP Author Cook Coll., New Brunswick, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 230/08-88-036
Stock Number PB89-148258
OCLC Number 19502767
Subjects Radon
Additional Subjects Radon ; Public opinion ; Communications management ; Risk ; Pennsylvania ; New Jersey ; Public health education ; Mitigation ; Citizen participation ; Case studies
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N/A EPA 230/08-88-036 see EPAX 8904-0004
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 230-08-88-036 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/02/2012
EJBD  EPA 230/08-88-036 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/29/2000
EJED  EPA-230/08-88-036 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/28/1995
EJER RISK T10.68.A43 1988 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 04/28/1995
ELBD RPS EPA 230-08-88-036 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/05/2018
ELBD  EPA 230-08-88-036 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/05/2018
NTIS  PB89-148258 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 38 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract Public reaction to the risk from radon varied widely in three communities chosen for qualitative analysis. In Boyertown, PA, some residents were very alarmed but most were apathetic toward this newly identified environmental risk. In Clinton, NJ, residents were concerned and worked with the mayor and the state to determine whether they were at risk and to disseminate information about mitigation of high indoor radon levels. Residents in Vernon, New Jersey were very alarmed and actively opposed the state's decision to site low-level radium wastes there. The qualitative study examines why reactions differed among the three communities, and extracts lessons for communicating about the risk from radon. These lessons should apply to communicating about other environmental hazards to individuals and communities.
Notes "Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation"--Cover. "August 1988." "EPA-230-08-88-036." Includes bibliographical references.
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation.
Alternate Title Communicating about radon risk in three communities
PUB Date Free Form 1988
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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OCLC Time Stamp 20180601081545
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01457cam 2200361Ka 45010