Several federal agencies are reclaiming land through remediation and restoration, and are considering potential future land uses that are compatible with current land uses and local needs.
Understanding potential recreational and wild game consumption patterns and risk perceptions are critical for determining cleanup levels and assessing potential risk associated with certain uses.
In this article, recreational rates of people attending the Lewis-ton « Roundup » rodeo in northwestern Idaho were examined, as well as their perceptions of the safety of consuming fish and game from two Department of Energy (DOE) facilities : the Hanford Site and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL).
These are two of DOE's largest sites.
Lewiston is closer to Hanford, but is in the same state as INEEL.
Men engaged in significantly higher hunting and fishing rates than women, but there were no gender differences in camping and hiking rates.
Rates of hunting and camping decreased significantly with age, while rates of hiking were lowest for 31-to 45-yr-olds, Level ot education generally was not related to rates of recreation.
Over 70% of the subjects ate deer, elk, and self-caught fish ; 30-50% ate grouse, moose, and waterfowl ; and fewer people ate other game species.
Overall, subjects were less concerned about eating the fish and game from INEEL than from Hanford, and more people thought Hanford should he cleaned up completely compared to INEEL. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Evaluation risque, Toxicité, Consommation, Poisson comestible, Gibier, Animal sauvage, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Zone exposée, Pollution radioactive, Activité récréative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk assessment, Toxicity, Consumption, Edible fish, Game, Wild animal, Human, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Exposed zone, Radioactive pollution, Recreational activity
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0223816
Code Inist : 002B03H. Création : 16/11/1999.