A successful effort to involve stakeholders in the selection of a site for a corrective action management unit

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As part of the effort to clean up hazardous waste sites, Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico (SNL/NM) adopted a novel approach to involving stakeholders in a key decision associated with its Environmental Restoration (ER) Project. The decision was where to locate a Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU), an area designed to consolidate, store, and treat wastes generated from cleanup activities. The decision-making approach was a variation of a technique known as multiattribute utility analysis (MUA). Although MUA has rarely been undertaken during normal Project activities, it proved to be a surprisingly effective means for involving stakeholders in the decision ... continued below

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Conway, R.; Merkhofer, M.W. & Oms, E. December 1, 1995.

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  • Conway, R. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Merkhofer, M.W. Applied Decision Analysis, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  • Oms, E. USDOE Albuquerque, New Mexico (United State). Kirtland Area Office

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As part of the effort to clean up hazardous waste sites, Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico (SNL/NM) adopted a novel approach to involving stakeholders in a key decision associated with its Environmental Restoration (ER) Project. The decision was where to locate a Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU), an area designed to consolidate, store, and treat wastes generated from cleanup activities. The decision-making approach was a variation of a technique known as multiattribute utility analysis (MUA). Although MUA has rarely been undertaken during normal Project activities, it proved to be a surprisingly effective means for involving stakeholders in the decision process, generating consensus over a selected site, and enhancing public trust and understanding of Project activities. Requirements and criteria for selecting CAMU sites are provided by the Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA`s) CAMU Final Rule (EPA 1993). Recognizing the lack of experience with the Rule and the importance of community understanding and support, the ER Project sought an approach that would allow stakeholders to participate in the site-selection process.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96002780

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  • SPECTRUM `96: international conference on nuclear and hazardous waste management, Seattle, WA (United States), 18-23 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96002780
  • Report No.: SAND--95-2639C
  • Report No.: CONF-960804--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 245541
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666419

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Conway, R.; Merkhofer, M.W. & Oms, E. A successful effort to involve stakeholders in the selection of a site for a corrective action management unit, article, December 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666419/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.