Award Date

5-13-2005

Degree Type

Dissertation

Advisor 1

Carla Sanda EM Strategic Communications Stoller-Content Advisor

Advisor 2

Helen Neill, Chair and Associate Professor

Number of Pages

14

Abstract

Environmental Management Site Specific Advisory Boards (SSAB) were Implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as means for stakeholder involvement in decision-making and recommendations related to environmental management activities at DOE sites throughout the United States. As part of this process, the Nevada Test Site Community Advisory Board (NTS CAB) was formed in 1995. This project examines the effectiveness of the NTS CAB in aiding the DOE in the decisions made concerning environmental management activities at facilities located in Nevada using secondary data sources and background information. Results show that the NTS CAB is an effective entity and proves to be effective in aiding the DOE. This study provides a greater understanding of the benefits of the SSAB to the DOE and its stakeholders, and promotes further improvement of future stakeholder initiatives.

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences

Language

English


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