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Title: Impact of offshore nuclear power plants: forecasting visits to nearby beaches

Abstract

Certain probable impacts on human behavior of a proposed offshore floating nuclear power plant are predicted. The potential magnitude of beach avoidance associated with a floating nuclear power plant, and the related adverse impact on tourism, are assessed. Beach attributes and visitor characteristics that may affect the decision to visit a beach with a nearby floating nuclear power plant are investigated. Predictor variables include concerns about safety, attitudes toward energy alternatives, and knowledge about nuclear power. At its closest point to shore, an offshore nuclear power plant would probably deter no more than 5-10% of the routine beach visitors. The amount of impact would decrease in accordance with a negative exponential function at more distant beaches. (4 graphs, 1 map, 31 references, 5 tables)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Florida State Univ
OSTI Identifier:
6644525
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6644525
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environ. Behav.; (United States); Journal Volume: 12:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HUMAN POPULATIONS; BEHAVIOR; OFFSHORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; PUBLIC OPINION; RECREATIONAL AREAS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; POPULATIONS; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 530100* -- Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies-- Social & Economic Studies-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Baker, E.J., West, S.G., Moss, D.J., and Weyant, J.M. Impact of offshore nuclear power plants: forecasting visits to nearby beaches. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.1177/0013916580123005.
Baker, E.J., West, S.G., Moss, D.J., & Weyant, J.M. Impact of offshore nuclear power plants: forecasting visits to nearby beaches. United States. doi:10.1177/0013916580123005.
Baker, E.J., West, S.G., Moss, D.J., and Weyant, J.M. Mon . "Impact of offshore nuclear power plants: forecasting visits to nearby beaches". United States. doi:10.1177/0013916580123005.
@article{osti_6644525,
title = {Impact of offshore nuclear power plants: forecasting visits to nearby beaches},
author = {Baker, E.J. and West, S.G. and Moss, D.J. and Weyant, J.M.},
abstractNote = {Certain probable impacts on human behavior of a proposed offshore floating nuclear power plant are predicted. The potential magnitude of beach avoidance associated with a floating nuclear power plant, and the related adverse impact on tourism, are assessed. Beach attributes and visitor characteristics that may affect the decision to visit a beach with a nearby floating nuclear power plant are investigated. Predictor variables include concerns about safety, attitudes toward energy alternatives, and knowledge about nuclear power. At its closest point to shore, an offshore nuclear power plant would probably deter no more than 5-10% of the routine beach visitors. The amount of impact would decrease in accordance with a negative exponential function at more distant beaches. (4 graphs, 1 map, 31 references, 5 tables)},
doi = {10.1177/0013916580123005},
journal = {Environ. Behav.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 12:3,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1980},
month = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1980}
}