Proceedings: Superfund Relocation Roundtable Meetings
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July 8, 1999
- On May 2 - 4, 1996, EPA and the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) co-sponsored a Superfund Relocation Roundtable in Pensacola, FL.
- The purpose of the Roundtable was to obtain input from citizens and other stakeholders on Superfund relocation issues.
- Approximately 90 people attended the Roundtable, and approximately 50% of those attending were community members from sites around the country. (Approximately 30% were EPA personnel.)
- Presentations and discussions during the meeting focused on relocation issues related to health, welfare, economics, and other issues. Attendees discussed their experiences in living near the fenceline, going through the relocation process, and environmental justice issues in general.
- The Roundtable was very successful in surfacing community concerns. At times the meeting was very emotional, and many communities did raise serious concerns about their involvement in the relocation decision-making process at their sites.
- There is a document summarizing the Roundtable and outlining the proceedings from the meeting. It is entitled "Proceedings: Superfund Relocation Roundtable," EPA 540-K-96-010, OSWER 9378-0-03 and is available without charge from the Superfund Docket by calling (703) 603-9232. It is also available in PDF format:
William D. Ruckelshaus