STP1051

    Community Awareness: Cooperation or Confrontation

    Published: Jan 1990


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    Abstract

    A current, well-thought-out community awareness program should be part of the management plan of every bioprocessing facility.

    The enactment of Title III, “Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know,” of the federal Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) indicates a fundamental shift towards more involvement on the part of local citizens with manufacturing facilities which they believe might impact upon their safety and health.

    This paper discusses how public expectations of industry have been shifting over the past four decades, points out trends which will lead to a greater importance of community awareness, delineates five different situations in which community awareness plays a major role, and offers suggestions for developing an effective community awareness program.

    Keywords:

    bioprocessing, bioprocessing community awareness programs, bioprocessing safety, biotechnology, local community biotechnology concerns, biotechnology safety, community awareness programs, emergency response planning, bioprocessing facilities, right-to-know laws


    Author Information:

    Hyer, WC
    Center for Professional Advancement, East Brunswick, NJ


    Paper ID: STP26075S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E48.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26075S


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