Assessing and evaluating environmental impacts at proposed nuclear power plant sites

Journal Article

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 the value structure which is utilized in the evaluation process. © 1977.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keeney, RL; Robilliard, GA

Published Date

  • 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 153 - 166

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-0696