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  Risk Communication in Action: Environmental Case Studies (50 pp, 2.26 MB) (EPA/625/R-02/011) September 2002

This handbook discusses a variety of data visualization and data interpretation tools that municipal, state, and federal government agencies and others have successfully used in environmental risk communication programs. The handbook discusses the tools (maps, color coding, icons, graphs, simulations, indexes, and publications) used by several different EPA Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking projects.

The handbook also provides guidance for using these tools and presents detailed case studies. Each case study includes a project history, effective methods used, and lessons learned. The information provided can help municipalities, states, and others to effectively use data visualization and interpretation tools as they develop or expand their own risk communication programs.


Dan Petersen


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