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Title: Ben Franklin : Early futurist...and model for the future?


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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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Journal ID: ISSN 8755-3317; TRN: US201004%%562
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Futures Res. Q.; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 1 ; 2007
Country of Publication:
United States

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LePoire, D.J., Marx, G., Environmental Science Division, and Center for Public Outreach. Ben Franklin : Early futurist...and model for the future?. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
LePoire, D.J., Marx, G., Environmental Science Division, & Center for Public Outreach. Ben Franklin : Early futurist...and model for the future?. United States.
LePoire, D.J., Marx, G., Environmental Science Division, and Center for Public Outreach. Mon . "Ben Franklin : Early futurist...and model for the future?". United States. doi:.
title = {Ben Franklin : Early futurist...and model for the future?},
author = {LePoire, D.J. and Marx, G. and Environmental Science Division and Center for Public Outreach},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {},
journal = {Futures Res. Q.},
number = 1 ; 2007,
volume = 23,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
  • In 1979 Congress directed the Corps of Engineers to again conduct feasibility investigations for hydroelectric power development at the Hanford Reach on the Columbia River. The proposed Ben Franklin Dam would be a multipurpose facility near River Mile 348 with a run-of-river, low-head structure consisting of a powerhouse and spillway with provision for a navigation lock if navigation was found to be feasible. This alternative would raise the present river water surface at the damsite approximately 59 feet at normal full pool elevation of 400 feet mean sea level and at a discharge of 36,000 cubic feet per second. Benmore » Franklin Dam could produce 3,845,000,000 Kilowatt hours of average annual energy with annual power benefits of $248 million. At this time, essentially all environmentally oriented agencies and organizations have indicated opposition to the development of Ben Franklin due to the environmental impacts of the proposed dam. The construction of Ben Franklin would eliminate the major Columbia River main stem spawning area for fall chinook salmon. The survival of all other indigenous anadromous fish would be reduced. It is estimated mitigation for salmon and steelhead losses would cost $39 million.« less
  • A previous assessment of the effects of a Ben Franklin Dam on the Hanford Site made in 1967 was updated so that the potential adverse effects may be better understood in light of existing operations, current environmental and safety standards, and proposed facilities and operations. The major effects would probably arise from flooding of portions of the site by the reservoir associated with the dam and by the raising of the ground water table under the site. A preliminary analysis of the effects of the dam is presented, and a number of studies are recommended in order to fully evaluatemore » and understand these potential impacts. The following seven tasks are identified and discussed: groundwater - hydrology analysis; soil liquefaction analysis; hydrostatic uplift and soil effects on structures; assessment of the potential for landsliding and sloughing; facility decommissioning; hydrothermal analysis; and, meteorological effects. Four other aspects commented upon in this report are: aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, socioeconomic effects, and public interaction. Possible effects on ongoing DOE-sponsored R and D are also noted. To the extent possible, cost estimates are developed for corrective actions which must be taken on the Hanford Site to accommodate the dam. Where this was not possible, appropriate courses of action leading to cost estimates are presented.« less