GOALS OF COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
IN ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION

 

 Donald E. Watson, M.D.

 Bio-Medical Division
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
University of California
Livermore, California 94550
 
 

Introduction

 The "Art" of Cost-Benefit Analysis

 Risk-Acceptability Evaluation

 Cost-Benefit Considerations for Electrical Power Sources

 Summary

 Acknowledgment

 References

 1. Watson, D. E., "Comparative Environmental Costs of Energy Sources; A Perspective," Proceedings of the Health Physics Society Sixth Annual Topical Symposium, Richland, Washington, November 2-5, 1971. (In press -- preprints available.)

 2. Watson, D. E., The Risk of Carcinogenesis from Long-term Low-dose Exposure to Pollution Emitted by Fossil-fueled Power Plants, University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Report UCRL-50937, October 1, 1970. (Reprints available.)

 3. Hammond, E. C., "Smoking in Relation to the Death Rates of One Million Men and Women," in Epidemiological Approaches to the Study of Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases, National Cancer Institute Monograph 19, January 1966.

 4. Preliminary Air Pollution Survey of Organic Carcinogens, National Air Pollution Control Administration Publication No. APTD 69-43, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, P.H.S., 1969.