Annotated Secondary Bibliography – AV

Source 1

“Ronson Corporation Annual Report 10KSB/A.” Ronson Corporation Annual Report 10KSB/A. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/84919/000091431700000250/0000914317-00-000250-d1.html.

This source is a quarterly report done on June 30, 2000, to the Securities and Exchange Commision. This source breaks down the ste on Manufacturer’s Place and provides insight into the role the Nuclear Regulatory Commission played in the creation of the site. Specifically, it will be used to put into context the different government agencies involved in the site. This source also provides more information into the outcome of the cleanup from Ronson’s part, as well as information about the process by which the properties were sold off to the home developer.

Source 2

United States, General Accounting Office. Nuclear Regulation: NRC’s Decommissioning Procedures and Criteria Needed to Be Strengthened : Report to the Chairman, Environmental Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives. U.S. General Accounting Office, 1989. http:// hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112033991917.

This is a government report on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that was created for the House of Representatives in 1989. This source will be useful in the analysis of the federal government’s failures on the Ronson site. A specific point that will be stressed through the use of this source is how the NRC had inadequate standards when it came to assessing radioactive elements left on industrial sites. This source shows how the Ronson site may have been caused by the federal government’s inadequacies.

Source 3
Konisky, David M. “Inequities in Enforcement? Environmental Justice and Government Performance.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 28, no. 1 (2009): 102–121.

This source is a journal article about studying the ways that state governments fail to enforce environmental protections for low-income, minorities of color as opposed to white, affluent communities. This article would be useful because it would show how low income communities are not properly protected by state governments across the United States when it comes to environmental issues. It would tie into the Ronson case because there was such a disconnect between the local government and the state government which inevitably led to the building of homes in the site. Some of the common factors between what is being experienced at the state level and then what was experienced in the Ronson site is a lack of inspections and a lack of response to calls for site clean up. It shows how this issue isn’t just occurring in the Ironbound, but rather on the national level.