CRESP is a national consortium of university-based researchers operating under a grant from the DOE (for more information, see Boiko et al.
An important goal for CRESP is to improve the dialogue among decision makers, technical specialists, and interested and affected parties [we use these terms as identified in the National Research Council (NRC) book Understanding Risk (NRC 1996)] to create more sustainable, understandable, and acceptable nuclear waste transport decisions.
CRESP worked with Decision Research (Eugene, OR) to conduct focus groups to help identify local concerns related to nuclear waste transportation.
CRESP outreach coordinators identified focus group participants.
In addition, CRESP conducted an intake survey for participants at the four northwest regional field workshops.
For one workshop exercise, CRESP worked with Toby Michelina of Global Environmental Strategies, Inc.