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August, 15, 2012
In conjunction with the New Mexico Community Involvement Fund and the Social and Environmental Research Institute, we are excited to announce the completion of our Community Guide to Improving the Links Between Future Land-Use and Clean-Up Decisions.
The purpose of this Community Guide is to give residents living near DOE facilities a deeper understanding of how clean-up decisions and future use planning become interconnected and indeed entangled when pressures for site reuse and restricted clean-ups bring to the planning process a diverse set of interests.
The Community Guide is intended to improve public involvement in future use discussions initiated at DOE facilities. It can also be helpful for those who live nearby or are concerned about clean-up and future use of federal facilities associated with other agencies, such as the Department of Defense. The Guide helps community groups identify strategies and alliances to ensure community preferences are taken into account in the interconnected clean-up and future use decisions at their site.
Because the entire Community Guide is quite a large file, we've divided it into six sections, which you can download as PDF files:
- Section1: Chapter 1 "How to use this guide," Chapter 2 "Why linking clean-up and reuse decision making is so important," Chapter 3 "Clean-up affects future land use options, so preferences for future land use should affect clean-up," Chapter 4 "The Superfund Redevelopment Initiative," Chapter 5 "Institutional Controls"
- Section 2: Chapter 6 "Fernald - Finding a balanced approach through extensive community involvement
- Section 3: Chapter 7 "Mound - Building alliances to strengthen cleanup"
- Section 4: Chapter 8 "Rocky Flats - A story of subverted public discussions about future use and clean-up standards"
- Section 5: Chapter 9 "Devens - Developing a master plan to guide clean-up decisions at a closing military base"
- Section 6: Further Reading, Glossary, Appendix A "Fact sheet on Cleanup and future land use," Appendix B "Fact sheet on Institutional Controls"
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