Circuitous Routings: Integration of Public Acceptability with Technical and Economic Feasibility

by Mike L. Baughman, Intertech Consultants, Fiskdale, United States,
Glenn Van Roekel, Intertech Consultants, Fiskdale, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


Public acceptance of agency plans for shipment of radioactive wastes to disposal facilities may be critical to efforts to site geologic repositories. Local and state participation in route identification and evaluation can improve resident acceptance of transport risks. Circuitous routes may afford enhanced public acceptability, yet may be characterized by less than desirable technical and economic feasibility. Effective mechanisms are needed to allow for explicit inclusion of the benefits of public acceptability as a criterion in selection of preferred routing options.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Feasibility studies | Radioactive wastes | Public transportation | Risk management | Waste sites | Public buildings | Geology

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