2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 28 Oct 2005 23:49:34 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] :Re-Evaluating Remedies ..." - a new CPEO publication
CPEO announces the publication of "Re-Evaluating Remedies: Strengthening
Public Involvement in Long-Term Stewardship," by Robert Hersh and Peter
Strauss, based upon case studies at three former nuclear weapons
production sites.

The major finding from our case studies and research is that at Nuclear
Weapons Complex sites, the local community is a resource for the
Department of Energy (DOE) in ways that are little appreciated. Citizen
advisory groups and local watchdog groups have brought insight and
expertise to cleanup deliberations that have helped DOE to make more
informed cleanup decisions; local activists have worked with DOE to
develop consensus-based future use plans; and community groups are
recognized by DOE as necessary partners in maintaining institutional
controls. Partnership, however, can be a dubious term, when the capacity
and ability of two partners to influence stewardship decisions is
grossly unequal. The question addressed in this report is what resources
are needed by local communities to sustain effective public involvement
at sites that will require long-term management of residual

To download this 88-page, 408 K document as Word file, click on


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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