Resolution of Generic Safety Issues: Item B-42: Socioeconomic Environmental Impacts ( NUREG-0933, Main Report with Supplements 1–34 )
As part of the cost-benefit analysis of nuclear power plant licensing applications, the NRC is required to assess likely socioeconomic impacts of power plant construction and operation on local communities and the surrounding region. This NUREG-04713 task encompasses several studies to improve the staff's ability to forecast socioeconomic impacts for preparation of Environmental Statements and hearing testimony. Areas to be studied include:
(1) Nuclear Power Station Construction Labor Force Mobility and Residential Choices
(2) Visual Change Within a Region Due to Alternative Closed Cycle Cooling Systems and Associated Socioeconomic Impacts
(3) Impacts of Coastal and Offshore Nuclear Generating Stations on Recreational and Tourist Behavior at Adjacent Coastal Sites.