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Ecological effects of fuel cycle activities

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to summarize the approach used to characterize ecological impacts of the coal fuel cycle. The same approach is used for many of the impacts in other fuel cycles as well. The principal analytical approach being used in the study is an accounting framework - that is, a series of matrices that map each phase of the fuel cycle to a suite of possible. emissions, each emission to a suite of impact categories, and each impact category to an external cost. This paper summarizes the ecological impacts of all phases of the coal fuel cycle, defines the ecological impact categories used in the study's 'accounting framework', and discusses alternative approaches to quantification. Externalities associated with CO{sub 2}-induced global climate change are beyond the scope of this paper and are not discussed.
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INIS-XA-N-159
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Refs, 12 figs, 8 tabs; PBD: Jul 1994; Related Information: In: Estimating fuel cycle externalities: Analytical methods and issues. Report number 2 on the external costs and benefits of fuel cycles: A study by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Commission of the European Communities, 663 pages.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CARBON BURNING; COAL MINING; COST; CROPS; ECOLOGY; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; FISHERIES; FORESTRY; FUEL CYCLE; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PLANTS; SPECIES DIVERSITY
OSTI ID:
20478183
Research Organizations:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Resources for the Future, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: Contract DE-AC05-84OR21400; ISBN 1-56760-028-X; TRN: XA04N1442052296
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
88 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Barnthouse, L, Cada, G, Kroodsma, R, Shriner, D, Tolbert, V, and Turner, R. Ecological effects of fuel cycle activities. IAEA: N. p., 1994. Web.
Barnthouse, L, Cada, G, Kroodsma, R, Shriner, D, Tolbert, V, & Turner, R. Ecological effects of fuel cycle activities. IAEA.
Barnthouse, L, Cada, G, Kroodsma, R, Shriner, D, Tolbert, V, and Turner, R. 1994. "Ecological effects of fuel cycle activities." IAEA.
@misc{etde_20478183,
title = {Ecological effects of fuel cycle activities}
author = {Barnthouse, L, Cada, G, Kroodsma, R, Shriner, D, Tolbert, V, and Turner, R}
abstractNote = {The purpose of this paper is to summarize the approach used to characterize ecological impacts of the coal fuel cycle. The same approach is used for many of the impacts in other fuel cycles as well. The principal analytical approach being used in the study is an accounting framework - that is, a series of matrices that map each phase of the fuel cycle to a suite of possible. emissions, each emission to a suite of impact categories, and each impact category to an external cost. This paper summarizes the ecological impacts of all phases of the coal fuel cycle, defines the ecological impact categories used in the study's 'accounting framework', and discusses alternative approaches to quantification. Externalities associated with CO{sub 2}-induced global climate change are beyond the scope of this paper and are not discussed.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1994}
month = {Jul}
}