Conclusions & Recom
Figure 1: Young children play in the backyard of a home in Mitchell Heights in the shadows of the DPW vehicles overhead. (Delaine 1985 – Used with Permission).
Figure 2: Sign posted on fence of public works site. (Brijbag 2014).
Figure 3: The Phases of the research project.
"I had a sister that died at 42. She had a baby that weighted one pound! And she had other things and you are going to sit here and tell me that the neighborhood didn't contaminate my sister? She used to swell up like a bitch! She died at 42 years old!" - Audience Member One
"What you are telling us tonight that you are going to accept nothing that we the citizens are telling you?" - Audience Member Two
"We have to go based on the data that comes from the laboratory. We have to go on the data we have. I can only go on the basis on science. If I don't have data … you know." - EPA Official
(Community Meeting: Former Department of Public Works Maintenance Facility –
September 22, 2011 - Recording by Hernando County Government Broadcasting)
I developed the following model to demonstrate this process:
Figure 4: RAC model describing current risk communication.
Figure 5: RAC model showing the proposed risk communication changes.
Figure 6: Measured vs. Lived Experience