Social values and environmental assessment in thermal power plant siting [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1977. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 16 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Battelle Memorial Institute, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- A system for assessing the desirability of alternative thermal power plant siting and design proposals from the community perspective is under development by Battelle-Northwest. When implemented, this system should facilitate incorporation of community attitudes into the siting and design process along with traditional engineering and economic considerations. Effective implementation of this methodology may require a more open planning process than utilities or the public has been accustomed to pursuing, in that tentative construction plans may have to be released to permit solicitation of valid community values. Sites may have to be secured beforehand, perhaps by use of options, to avoid speculation on affected land. The proposed system, like other decision systems, should be considered advisory in nature. It is not the purpose of a decision system to automatically decree selection of the best of a set of alternatives. The system, instead, should be construed as a method for identifying and understanding important decision criteria and for structuring and aggregating them in a manner facilitating the selection of preferred alternatives.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1977., "bnwl-sa-6065", " conf-760615-1", 17. annual meeting of the institute of nuclear materials management, Seattle, WA, USA, 23 Jun 1976., and King, J C.
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