Risk communication in environmental assessment

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Since the enactment of NEPA and other environmental legislation, the concept of `risk communication` has expanded from simply providing citizens with scientific information about risk to exploring ways of making risk information genuinely meaningful to the public and facilitating public involvement in the very processes whereby risk is analyzed and managed. Contemporary risk communication efforts attempt to find more effective ways of conveying increasingly complex risk information and to develop more democratic and proactive approaches to community involvement, in particular to ensuring the participation of diverse populations in risk decisions. Although considerable progress has been made in a relatively short ... continued below

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Rahm-Crites, L. August 26, 1996.

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  • Rahm-Crites, L. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Germantown, MD (United States). Washington Operations Office

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Since the enactment of NEPA and other environmental legislation, the concept of `risk communication` has expanded from simply providing citizens with scientific information about risk to exploring ways of making risk information genuinely meaningful to the public and facilitating public involvement in the very processes whereby risk is analyzed and managed. Contemporary risk communication efforts attempt to find more effective ways of conveying increasingly complex risk information and to develop more democratic and proactive approaches to community involvement, in particular to ensuring the participation of diverse populations in risk decisions. Although considerable progress has been made in a relatively short time, risk communication researchers and practitioners currently face a number of challenges in a time of high expectations, low trust, and low budgets.

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OSTI as DE96050517

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  • Other Information: PBD: 26 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96050517
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--125061
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/382442 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 382442
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678557

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Rahm-Crites, L. Risk communication in environmental assessment, report, August 26, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678557/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.