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Title: Electric Power High-Voltage Transmission Lines: Design Options, Cost, and Electric and Magnetic Field Levels

The aim of this report is to provide background information about (1) the electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) of high-voltage transmission lines at typical voltages and line configurations and (2) typical transmission line costs to assist preparers and reviewers of the section on alternatives in environmental documents. This report will give the reviewing individual a better appreciation of the factors affecting EMF strengths near high-voltage transmission lines and the approaches that might be used to reduce EMF impacts on humans and other biological species in the vicinity of high-voltage overhead or underground alternating-current (ac) or direct-current (dc) transmission lines.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Division. Electronics and Computing Technologies Division
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Division
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10196786
Report Number(s):
ANL/EAD/TM--31
ON: DE95004185;
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Office of Fuels Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; MITIGATION; HVAC SYSTEMS; HVDC SYSTEMS; CALCULATION METHODS; THEORETICAL DATA 240400; 240300; HEALTH AND SAFETY; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES AND CABLES