Social impact assessment of siting the high-level nuclear waste respository in Nevada. The use of risk future scenarios in survey research

A. Mushkatel, David Pijawka, J. M. Nigg

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Abstract

The proposed siting of a high-level nuclear waste repository in the State of Nevada has raised difficult problems with respect to assessing future social impacts. The projection of impacts due to a repository has two special problems for the impact assessment process. This paper provides the rationale and describes the findings of one approach used to project anticipated risk-induced effects, specifically the impacts on residents' social well-bing and anticipated behavioral adjustments. The paper shows the findings of a random, representative sample of 755 residents in the Las Vegas area. The findings are based on responses to four alternative plausible 'risk futures.'

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 1st Annu Int Top Meet High Level Radioact Waste Manage Part 2
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages978-984
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0872627519
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 1st International Topical Meeting on High Level Radioactive Waste Management. Part 1 - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Apr 8 1990Apr 12 1990

Publication series

NameProc 1st Annu Int Top Meet High Level Radioact Waste Manage Part 2

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1st International Topical Meeting on High Level Radioactive Waste Management. Part 1
CityLas Vegas, NV, USA
Period4/8/904/12/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Mushkatel, A., Pijawka, D., & Nigg, J. M. (1990). Social impact assessment of siting the high-level nuclear waste respository in Nevada. The use of risk future scenarios in survey research. In Proc 1st Annu Int Top Meet High Level Radioact Waste Manage Part 2 (pp. 978-984). (Proc 1st Annu Int Top Meet High Level Radioact Waste Manage Part 2). Publ by ASCE.