Assessing and Evaluating Environmental Impacts at Proposed Nuclear Power Plant Sites

Keeney RL & Robilliard GA (1976). Assessing and Evaluating Environmental Impacts at Proposed Nuclear Power Plant Sites. IIASA Professional Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: PP-76-003

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Abstract

The applicability of decision analysis for assessing, evaluating, and reporting possible environmental impacts of proposed large-scale projects is illustrated. A study concerning the ecological impacts of constructing and operating nuclear power facilities in the Pacific Northwest is used as an example. Possible impacts are quantified for two objectives: minimizing adverse impacts on salmonids and minimizing biological disturbance. The results provide information about both the direct and indirect consequences of the impact. This approach explicitly addresses the multiple objective and uncertainty issues inherent in environmental problems. It also provides a mechanism for illuminating conflicts among interested parties and promoting constructive compromise.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Professional Paper)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 20:54
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/600

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