Environmental Risk and Uncertainty: Insights from Yucca Mountain

  title={Environmental Risk and Uncertainty: Insights from Yucca Mountain},
  author={Mary C. Riddel and Christine Dwyer and William Douglass Shaw},
This study examines the effects of the risk from transporting high-level radioactive waste to the proposed Yucca Mountain repository on housing location decisions in Southern Nevada. Using data from a survey of southern Nevada households, we develop a model-based subjective risk estimate for each household. We then explore different factors that may influence the household's location decisions if the proposed transportation route is ultimately chosen for nuclear waste transport. We extend the… CONTINUE READING