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Title: High-level nuclear waste transport and storage assessment of potential impacts on tourism in the Las Vegas area. Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project

The literature review and empirical analyses presented in this report were undertaken, for the most part, between August and October 1983. They are not comprehensive. No primary data were gathered, nor were any formal surveys conducted. Additionally, because construction of a repository at Yucca Mountain, if that site is selected for a repository, is not scheduled to begin until 1993, engineering design and planned physical appearance of the repository are very preliminary. Therefore, specific design features or visual appearance were not addressed in the analyses. Finally, because actual transportation routes have not been designated, impacts on tourism generated specifically by transportation activities are not considered separately. Chapter 2 briefly discusses possible means by which a repository could impact tourism in the Las Vegas area. Chapter 3 presents a review of previous research on alternative methods for predicting the response of people to potential hazards. A review of several published studies where these methods have been applied to facilities and activities associated with radioactive materials is included in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 contains five case studies of tourism impacts associated with past events that were perceived by the public to represent safety hazards. These perceptions of safety hazards were evidenced bymore » news media coverage. These case studies were conducted specifically for this report. Conclusions of this preliminary analysis regarding the potential impact on tourism in the Las Vegas area of a repository at Yucca Mountain are in Chapter 5. Recommendations for further research are contained in Chapter 6.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
59906
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/10270--1; SAIC--84/7603
ON: DE86013284
DOE Contract Number:
AC08-83NV10270
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1985
Research Org:
Science Applications International Corp., La Jolla, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; ECONOMIC IMPACT; NEVADA; TOURISM; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; Yucca Mountain Project