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Title: Risk communication in environmental assessment

Abstract

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.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Germantown, MD (United States). Washington Operations Office
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
382442
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-125061
ON: DE96050517
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Aug 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; HAZARDS; PUBLIC OPINION; US NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; PUBLIC ANXIETY; PUBLIC RELATIONS; DECISION MAKING; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS

Citation Formats

Rahm-Crites, L. Risk communication in environmental assessment. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/382442.
Rahm-Crites, L. Risk communication in environmental assessment. United States. doi:10.2172/382442.
Rahm-Crites, L. Mon . "Risk communication in environmental assessment". United States. doi:10.2172/382442. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/382442.
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abstractNote = {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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