League of Women Voters Education Fund—Providing a Forum for Public Information and Participation

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by Elizabeth Kraft, League of Women Voters Education, Fund, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

Abstract: In March of 1992, the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) signed a five-year cooperative agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide American citizens with information and training on the management and clean up of nuclear waste from both civilian and defense sources. During Year 1 of the agreement of LWVEF updated The Nuclear Waste Primer: A Citizens Handbook. Activities in Year 2 of the agreement will include: (1) Oversight of the project by an Advisory Committee; (2) A national Train-the Trainers Conference; (3) Grants to state and local Leagues for model community education projects; (4) Publication of Taking Nuclear Waste Issues to the Village Square, a discussion leader's guide on organizing community education programs on nuclear waste issues and a magazine article on defense waste issues in The National Voter, the membership magazine of the League of Women Voters of the United States; and 5) Technical assistance to Leagues and other organizations via a Citizen's Nuclear Waste Clearinghouse.

Subject Headings: Education | Information management | Women | Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Public participation | Public information programs | Project management | Agreements and treaties | North America | United States

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