Announcement and Apology
STEVE YOUNG 703-235-5593
YOUNG.STEVE at EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV
Tue Jul 19 15:46:00 CDT 1994
ANNOUNCEMENT . . . . . . . . .
"Ecological Risk Assessment: Use, Abuse, and Alternatives"
November 15 - 16, 1994
Purpose . . . . . . . . .
This symposium will explore the philosophical basis for
application of the classic risk paradigm to ecological problems.
The content will reflect the full range of the debate and be
neither supportive or detractive on balance. There is
considerably controversy over the application of risk assessment
to ecological problems and the symposium is organized to allow
for substantial discussion. Speakers have been selected to
describe the various positions on the issues and what the
alternatives are. Amongst the questions to be considered are:
+ Is the human health paradigm the appropriate model to follow
for ecological risk assessment?
+ Is ecological risk assessment ecological triage, or a
necessary decision tool?
+ Is ecological risk assessment used to disenfranchise the
electorate or as a necessary analytical tool to evaluate
+ Does risk assessment do what is fundamentally public choice in
+ How should the public guard against scientists and other
technocrats from using their value systems to unduly influence
the conduct of risk assessment or other analytical procedures?
Audience: biologists, sociologists, economists, policy analysts,
policy makers, NGOs, advocates on all sides of environmental
Sponsor: Center for Analysis of Environmental Change
For Further Information and How to Register:
College of Forestry
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Voice: (503) 737-2329
Fax: (503) 737-2668
Now this is Steve Young speaking -- my abject apologies that my
previous message included a barrage of irrelevant email
addresses. I have been most righteously flamed. SORRY! I was
trying to get the word out and didn't realize that all the junk
was going to be attached. Extremely sorry for the wasted
young.steve at epamail.epa.gov
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