International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Tourism Impacts of Three Mile Island and Other Adverse Events: Implications for Lincoln County and Other Rural Counties Bisected by Radioactive Wastes Intended for Yucca Mountain

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Whether the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository system will adversely impact tourism in southern Nevada is an open question of particular importance to visitor-oriented rural counties bisected by planned waste transportatin corridors (highway or rail). As part of one such county's repository impact assessment program, tourism implications of Three Mile Island (TMI) and other major hazard events have beem revisited to inform ongoing county-wide socioeconomic assessments and contingency planning efforts. This paper summarizes key research implications of such research as applied to Lincoln County, Nevada. Implications for other rural counties are discussed in light of the research findings. © 1995 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Publication Title

Environmental Management

Publication Date

11-1-1995

Volume

19

Issue

6

First Page

915

Last Page

922

ISSN

0364-152X

DOI

10.1007/BF02471942

Keywords

nuclear waste, rural counties, socioeconomic impacts, tourism, transportation planning, Yucca Mountain

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