Above and beyond basic public participation

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This paper evolved out of a discussion about public participation as it is currently being brought to the fore-front of clean-up activities at hazardous waste sites. There exists much official and unofficial documentation pertaining to the need for public involvement. The purposes for public involvement efforts in Environmental Restoration are: to enable substantive input to the clean-up process; methods for establishing formal, and now informal, mechanisms for public input and awareness of on-going facility activities; and the opening of better channels for communication and conflict resolution between the public and the facility. This presentation will briefly outline the regulatory approach ... continued below

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Mathai, L.P.; Lefkoff, M.S. & Kelly, E.J. July 1, 1995.

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This paper evolved out of a discussion about public participation as it is currently being brought to the fore-front of clean-up activities at hazardous waste sites. There exists much official and unofficial documentation pertaining to the need for public involvement. The purposes for public involvement efforts in Environmental Restoration are: to enable substantive input to the clean-up process; methods for establishing formal, and now informal, mechanisms for public input and awareness of on-going facility activities; and the opening of better channels for communication and conflict resolution between the public and the facility. This presentation will briefly outline the regulatory approach for public outreach because many of these terms are used with such frequency, their meanings tend to get forgotten or misconstrued. Then, the authors will critique the most common methods for conducting public involvement as attempted through advisory boards and public meetings. For illustrative purposes, they will be referring to the site they are most familiar with, which is Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

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INIS; OSTI as DE95015197

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  • International Congress on Hazardous Waste: impact on human and ecological health, Atlanta, GA (United States), 5-8 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95015197
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-1880
  • Report No.: CONF-9506237--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102152
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621364

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Mathai, L.P.; Lefkoff, M.S. & Kelly, E.J. Above and beyond basic public participation, article, July 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621364/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.