Yucca Mountain socioeconomic project report on the 1987 risk perception telephone surveys

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The measurement of the risk-related impacts from the siting of a high-level nuclear waste (HLNW) repository represents a new and important addition to conventional socioeconomic impact studies. In particular, the driving forces behind these impacts are the risks people perceive to be associated with the repository. Measuring the risk impacts requires a complementary set of approaches, of which, risk surveys are the cornerstone.a The purpose of these surveys is to provide scientifically defensible measures of the risk-related impacts. The risk surveys follow directly from a conceptual framework of how the HLNW repository affects peoples` perceptions and, ultimately, their behaviors. These ... continued below

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Kunreuther, H.; Slovic, P.; Nigg, J. & Desvousges, W.H. September 1, 1987.

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  • Kunreuther, H. Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States). Wharton School of Finance and Commerce
  • Slovic, P. Decision Research, Eugene, OR (United States)
  • Nigg, J. Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)
  • Desvousges, W.H. Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

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The measurement of the risk-related impacts from the siting of a high-level nuclear waste (HLNW) repository represents a new and important addition to conventional socioeconomic impact studies. In particular, the driving forces behind these impacts are the risks people perceive to be associated with the repository. Measuring the risk impacts requires a complementary set of approaches, of which, risk surveys are the cornerstone.a The purpose of these surveys is to provide scientifically defensible measures of the risk-related impacts. The risk surveys follow directly from a conceptual framework of how the HLNW repository affects peoples` perceptions and, ultimately, their behaviors. These surveys describe and measure: Characteristics of individuals, Risks people perceive from the HLNW repository, Views, or mind sets, they form about the HLNW repository, Changes in behaviors--e.g., changes in retirement decisions or industrial relocations--induced by the location of the repository, and Changes in well-being of Nevada citizens, if the repository were located at Yucca Mountain.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92017735

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1987

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  • Other: DE92017735
  • Report No.: NWPO-SE--036-87
  • Grant Number: FG08-85NV10461
  • DOI: 10.2172/140782 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140782
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620276

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  • September 1, 1987

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Kunreuther, H.; Slovic, P.; Nigg, J. & Desvousges, W.H. Yucca Mountain socioeconomic project report on the 1987 risk perception telephone surveys, report, September 1, 1987; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620276/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.