Impact of offshore nuclear power plants. Forecasting visits to nearby beaches ( USA).

E. J. Baker, Stephen West, D. J. Moss, J. M. Weyant

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Abstract

A multiple method investigation was undertaken to project the impact of offshore nuclear power plants on beach visitation at adjacent beaches. Related literature was reviewed concerning human adjustment to natural hazards, risk-taking behavior, and public attitudes toward nuclear power. People were interviewed at beaches in three states with respect to intended avoidance of beaches near a hypothetical floating nuclear plant (FNP), relative importance of proximity to a FNP, when compared to other beach attributes, and onshore-offshore preference for coastal nuclear plant location. Four beach areas near currently operating coastal nuclear power plants were studied to assess impacts on tourism resulting from plant construction. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironment & Behavior
Pages367-407
Number of pages41
Volume12
Edition3
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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