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Risk Analysis and Decision Processes

The Siting of Liquefied Energy Gas Facilities in Four Countries

Authors: Kunreuther, H.C., Linnerooth, J., Lathrop, J., Atz, H., Macgill, S., Mandl, C., Schwarz, M., Thompson, M.

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For old and new studies in decision making and risk analysis, this book should stand at tlle watershed. Studies of conflict resolution and public policy will surely now have to take account of the model investigation provided by the IIASA team, and many things will not be the same again. This is a report of inquiries into the siting of liquefied energy gas (LEG) facilities in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The risks of transporting this highly combustible stuff, and the economic benefits of being able to bring a natural energy source from one side of the globe to the other, holding it, and piping it out as needed, make LEG a model case for studying the public response to dangerous technology. The dangers of LEG are differ­ ent from those of nuclear power, for instance, where the response too often becomes entangled with the fear of nuclear war. The dangers of LEG include unco~trollable explosions, rather than insidious contami­ nation. But the degree of dangerousness is very much of the same order as that of nuclear power, and is at least as difficult to assess. In four different countries the constitutional procedures involved in obtaining approval of nuclear or LEG facilities are on record. The four case histories here are a model for comparative study of conflict resolu­ tion. The period over which the negotiations developed is much the same.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Problem

    Kunreuther, Howard C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • The Framework

    Kunreuther, Howard C. (et al.)

    Pages 18-31

  • The FRG: Ripples at Wilhelmshaven

    Kunreuther, Howard C. (et al.)

    Pages 32-63

  • The Netherlands: The Rotterdam — Eemshaven Debate

    Kunreuther, Howard C. (et al.)

    Pages 64-97

  • The UK: Sparks at Mossmorran—Braefoot Bay

    Kunreuther, Howard C. (et al.)

    Pages 98-122

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-82128-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-82130-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk Analysis and Decision Processes
Book Subtitle
The Siting of Liquefied Energy Gas Facilities in Four Countries
Authors
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-82128-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-82128-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-82130-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 290
Additional Information
German edition published in the series: BMFT - Risiko- und Sicherheitsforschung
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