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Title: Economic impacts on the United States of siting decisions for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor

Abstract

This report presents the results of a study that examines and compares the probable short-term economic impacts of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) on the United States (U.S.) if (1) ITER were to be sited in the U.S., or (2) ITER were to be sited in one of the other countries that, along with the U.S., is currently participating in the ITER program. Life-cycle costs associated with ITER construction, operation, and decommissioning are analyzed to assess their economic impact. A number of possible U.S. host and U.S. non-host technology and cost-sharing arrangements with the other ITER Parties are examined, although cost-sharing arrangements and the process by which the Parties will select a host country and an ITER site remain open issues. Both national and local/regional economic impacts, as measured by gross domestic product, regional output, employment, net exports, and income, are considered. These impacts represent a portion of the complex, interrelated set of economic considerations that characterize U.S. host and U.S. non-host participation in ITER. A number of other potentially important economic and noneconomic considerations are discussed qualitatively.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
399678
Report Number(s):
ANL/DIS-2
ON: DE97001144; TRN: 97:000698
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; ITER TOKAMAK; ECONOMIC IMPACT; LIFE-CYCLE COST; USA

Citation Formats

Peerenboom, J P, Hanson, M E, and Huddleston, J R. Economic impacts on the United States of siting decisions for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/399678.
Peerenboom, J P, Hanson, M E, & Huddleston, J R. Economic impacts on the United States of siting decisions for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/399678
Peerenboom, J P, Hanson, M E, and Huddleston, J R. Thu . "Economic impacts on the United States of siting decisions for the international thermonuclear experimental reactor". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/399678. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/399678.
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abstractNote = {This report presents the results of a study that examines and compares the probable short-term economic impacts of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) on the United States (U.S.) if (1) ITER were to be sited in the U.S., or (2) ITER were to be sited in one of the other countries that, along with the U.S., is currently participating in the ITER program. Life-cycle costs associated with ITER construction, operation, and decommissioning are analyzed to assess their economic impact. A number of possible U.S. host and U.S. non-host technology and cost-sharing arrangements with the other ITER Parties are examined, although cost-sharing arrangements and the process by which the Parties will select a host country and an ITER site remain open issues. Both national and local/regional economic impacts, as measured by gross domestic product, regional output, employment, net exports, and income, are considered. These impacts represent a portion of the complex, interrelated set of economic considerations that characterize U.S. host and U.S. non-host participation in ITER. A number of other potentially important economic and noneconomic considerations are discussed qualitatively.},
doi = {10.2172/399678},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {8}
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