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Deadlock on Hazardous Waste.

McAvoy, Gregory E.

The politics of establishing a hazardous waste site in Minnesota was examined in 1994 by a graduate student in political science. He compared the attitudes of public officials (Office of Waste Management personnel, legislators, and county officials) with those of citizens in Red Lake and Koochiching County, where the site had been proposed. Not-in-my-backyard was the typical issue in the debate. Citizens differed from officials in how they saw the risks and who they thought would benefit from the site. Many felt the site should be closer to the Twin Cities. The state has unsuccessfully tried to establish a hazardous waste site since 1980.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
24 (1): 9-11.
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