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Title: Using Mediation When Setting Hazardous Waste Management Facilities - A Handbook
Author(s): H S Bellman; C Sampson; G W Cormick
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Ctr for Public Policy, Inc
United States of America

Mediation Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Mediation Institute
Seattle, WA 98104
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20024
Wisconsin Ctr for Public Policy, Inc
Madison, WI 53703
Grant Number: T-901253010
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook presents a hypothetical case study based on a composite of successfully mediated disputes over the siting and operation of solid waste landfills.
Abstract: Environmental mediation is defined, and reasons why mediation might be preferable to litigation or to other forms of alternative dispute settlement are suggested. Further, the critical elements of the mediation process, as illustrated in the case study, are highlighted, as are conditions that should be met to help mediation work. The way parties become involved in the mediation process is examined, and attention focuses on the mediator's method of operation. Consideration is given to the media, and mediators are shown to provide some advantages for the disputants in dealing with the media; for example, the mediator can serve as a press liaison on behalf of the parties. The implementation of agreements is addressed, and questions that should be addressed to determine whether mediation is the right dispute resolution method are highlighted; for example, it is advised that both parties should be willing to consider compromise and should be flexible in their positions. Traits to look for in a mediator are identified, and the need for the mediator to be acceptable to both parties is emphasized. Appendixes describe public consultation and dispute resolution processes, as well as list groups and individuals involved in environmental conflict resolution.
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Case studies; Hazardous substances or materials; Mediation
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