Environmental Management

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 915–922 | Cite as

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

  • Jeffery J. Himmelberger
  • Mike Baughman
  • Yelena A. Ogneva-Himmelberger
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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.

Key Words

Tourism Socioeconomic impacts Nuclear waste Transportation planning Rural counties Yucca Mountain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffery J. Himmelberger
    • 1
  • Mike Baughman
    • 2
  • Yelena A. Ogneva-Himmelberger
    • 3
  1. 1.CENTED, George Perkins Marsh InstituteClark UniversityMassachusettsWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Intertech Services CorporationCarson CityUSA
  3. 3.IDRISI Project, George Perkins Marsh InstituteClark UniversityWorcesterUSA

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