The Fernald Citizens Task Force: Shifting the focus

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In August 1995, the Fernald Citizens Task Force provided the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Ohio EPA (OEPA), and FERMCO with cost-effective, iplementable recommendations for addressing Fernald`s most pressing issues. Fernald is now proceeding with an accelerated cleanup plan to make these recommendations reality. With its initial work plan complete, the Task Force confronted a new challenge: How to shift its focus from developing recommendations designed to influence Fernald`s Records of Decision to advising project managers during remedial design and remedial action. This paper reports on the experiences of the Task Force, the DOE, ... continued below

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Stegner, G.D.; Applegate, J.S.; Hoopes, J. & Sarno, D. November 30, 1995.

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  • Stegner, G.D. USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
  • Applegate, J.S. Cincinnati Univ. (United States)
  • Hoopes, J. Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., Cincinnati, OH (United States)
  • Sarno, D. Phoenix Environmental, Inc. (United States)

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In August 1995, the Fernald Citizens Task Force provided the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Ohio EPA (OEPA), and FERMCO with cost-effective, iplementable recommendations for addressing Fernald`s most pressing issues. Fernald is now proceeding with an accelerated cleanup plan to make these recommendations reality. With its initial work plan complete, the Task Force confronted a new challenge: How to shift its focus from developing recommendations designed to influence Fernald`s Records of Decision to advising project managers during remedial design and remedial action. This paper reports on the experiences of the Task Force, the DOE, Fernald regulators, and FERMCO as the Task Force made this shift. In the process, the parties encountered issues involving work plan development, membership, organization, and support resource allocation. Lessons learned as these issues were resolved are summarized. The Fernald experience supports the conclusion that ``hands-on`` citizen involvement in government decision- making at a major environmental remediation site can effectively transition from one area of focus to another.

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  • Waste management `96: HLW, LLW, mixed wastes and environmental restoration - working towards a cleaner environment, Tucson, AZ (United States), 25-29 Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96007294
  • Report No.: FEMP--2480
  • Report No.: CONF-960212--27
  • Grant Number: AC24-92OR21972
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 205578
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670289

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Stegner, G.D.; Applegate, J.S.; Hoopes, J. & Sarno, D. The Fernald Citizens Task Force: Shifting the focus, article, November 30, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670289/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.