Hazardous Wastes in Rural America by Steven Murdock, Richard S. Krannich, Larry F. Leistritz

By Steven Murdock, Richard S. Krannich, Larry F. Leistritz

The garage of damaging, chemical, and nuclear wastes is among the so much intractable difficulties dealing with the us. in response to the main complete, multi-site, and multi-dimensional research accomplished thus far on waste-facility siting and administration in rural components within the united states, Hazardous Wastes in Rural America establishes the affects of waste amenities for more than a few rural groups that experience skilled replacement phases of waste-facility siting and operation process.

The paintings offers a entire evaluate of the affects and dimensions of waste-facility siting and operation; examines the consequences of waste-related initiatives at the hard work strength, enterprise job, and on public provider charges and sales; and investigates such key coverage concerns because the results of neighborhood fiscal incentives, degrees of neighborhood resident participation, and leader-resident changes, between others.

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The purpose of the analysis is to examine those impacts that have occurred and to identify means by which communities can address them. The work begins with a brief introductory chapter outlining the key issues and state of knowledge related to the socioeconomic impacts of waste facility siting and operation. The second chapter and the appendix describe the methodology used in the study. These include a discussion of the resident and leader surveys, the industrial survey, the secondary data, and the service data collected for the effort.

Following the selection of communities, secondary data were collected from applicable local and state agencies and the federal decennial census of population. Primary data were obtained from in-area surveys of a random sample of community residents and a sample of community leaders in each community, and from surveys of service providers and commercial facility operators. Although described in greater detail in chapter 2 and in the substantive chapters that follow, the general analytic methods used are comparative.

4. Land use, Rural United States. I. Murdock, Steven H. 48-1984. Page v To the residents and leaders of our study communities, and other rural communities, who are attempting to ensure that their communities remain economically viable while maintaining the quality of rural life for themselves and their descendants. 8 Percent of Respondents Indicating That Various Compensation Programs Could Make the Siting of a Waste Facility in Their Community More Acceptable 147 Page xv Preface One of the most intractable problems facing technology use and development in the United States is how to dispose of the waste by-products of technology.

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