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dc.contributor.authorSutherland,Ellen J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-21T20:30:48Z
dc.date.available2013-06-21T20:30:48Z
dc.date.issued1999-03
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-06-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47930
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1999 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 30 and 31, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractConcentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are permitted, large-scale animal agricultural facilities that have the potential to negatively affect the environment, human health, and the economic structure of surrounding communities. This study examines whether the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has sufficient location information to ensure environmental justice when they permit these facilities. The goal of this study was to use geographic information system technology to create an accurate coverage of the ten permitted dairy operations in the state using the EPD's location data. This coverage must be precise enough to apply demographic data to ask questions about the proportional risk to low-income and minority communities. The study indicates that the EPD does not have, or is not making available to the public, adequate geographic data about its permitted operations. Therefore, the Environmental Protection Division's ethical obligation to ensure environmental justice for all of Georgia's citizens may be compromised.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Insttitute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1999. Water Qualityen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectPermitsen_US
dc.subjectConcentrated animal feeding operationsen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental justiceen_US
dc.subjectGeographic information system technologyen_US
dc.titleThe Siting of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs): Information Gaps for Achieving Environmental Justiceen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Institute of Ecologyen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US


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