Comments on Decision Objectives and Attributes for the Nuclear Siting Study

Baecher, G.B. (1975) Comments on Decision Objectives and Attributes for the Nuclear Siting Study. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, WP-75-165

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Abstract

The object of this paper is to summarize discussions at IIASA on attributes or indices for siting decision making. While I have attempted to include differing views on most attributes, I make no pretense of this being an unbiased review.

In addressing decisions of any type and public policy decisions in particular, the choices which one makes of goals, attributes, and normative models fairly well determines a priori what the conclusions will be. It is here that decisions are actually made. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that we be judicious in our selections. In some sense, all that follows these choices is a technical follow through, although this somewhat overstates the point.

The present paper may be summarized as follows. First, a short discussion of goals and attributes is presented; then a set of attributes is listed according to inferred objectives; and finally, each objective and attribute is reviewed and recommendations are made.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2016 03:04
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/263

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