The Department of Energy owns land in 34 states, and most of these lands have been off limits to the public for over 50 years.
Although some parts of each site are contaminated, most of many sites are not.
With the ending of the Cold War, the department is considering alternative land uses.
In this article, the perceptions of hunters and fishermen allowed on site for a limited time were examined, about environmental concerns, future land use, and cleanup options.
Although loss of jobs was the foremost concern, preserving parts of the site had more support as a future land use than continuing the nuclear mission, and nearly three-quarters of the sample supported cleanup, regardless of cost.
On-site employment was a significant indicator of lower concern about safety and environmental issues, less support for designating the site for research, and more concern for maintaining jobs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête opinion, Enquête publique, Perception, Réaménagement site, Décontamination, Environnement, Protection environnement, Caroline du Sud, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hunter
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Opinion inquiry, Public inquiry, Perception, Land reclamation, Decontamination, Environment, Environmental protection, South Carolina, United States, North America, America, Chasseur
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0376518
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 22/03/2000.