Presenters

Ted Hartwell

Location

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Stan Fulton Building

Start Date

2-6-2007 9:50 AM

End Date

2-6-2007 10:00 AM

Description

The Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) has promoted stakeholder involvement, awareness, and understanding of radiological surveillance in communities surrounding the Nevada Test Site (NTS) since 1981. It involves stakeholders in the operation, data collection, and dissemination of information obtained from a network of 29 stations across a wide area of Nevada, Utah and California. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) and administered by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Integration of a near real-time communications system, a public web site, training workshops for involved stakeholders, and educational programs all help to alleviate public perception of risk of health effects from past activities conducted at the NTS.

Keywords

Community awareness; Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP); Community involvement; Environmental monitoring; Nevada -- Nevada Test Site; Nevada Test Site (NTS); Political participation; Radiation contamination; Radiation – Environmental aspects; Radioactive pollution

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Monitoring | Nuclear

Language

English

 
Jun 2nd, 9:50 AM Jun 2nd, 10:00 AM

Session 9 - The Community environmental monitoring program: Reducing public perception of risk through stakeholder involvement

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Stan Fulton Building

The Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) has promoted stakeholder involvement, awareness, and understanding of radiological surveillance in communities surrounding the Nevada Test Site (NTS) since 1981. It involves stakeholders in the operation, data collection, and dissemination of information obtained from a network of 29 stations across a wide area of Nevada, Utah and California. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) and administered by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Integration of a near real-time communications system, a public web site, training workshops for involved stakeholders, and educational programs all help to alleviate public perception of risk of health effects from past activities conducted at the NTS.