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Stockage des déchets radioactifs et incertitude

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  • Alain Ayong Le Kama
  • Mouez Fodha

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This paper examines optimal radioactive-waste burial policy under an uncertainty?: the possibility that an accident mightoccur in the future. The framework is an optimal growth model with pollution disutility. We show that nuclear power maybe a long-term solution for world energy demand. Nevertheless, under uncertainty, the social planner will decide to reducethe waste-burial rate, but the changes in consumption levels?and hence in buried-waste levels?are ambiguous. Dependingon the economy?s balanced growth rate and the preference parameters, the optimal amount of buried waste may increasedespite the risk of a future accident.

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  • Alain Ayong Le Kama & Mouez Fodha, 2009. "Stockage des déchets radioactifs et incertitude," Economie & Prévision, La Documentation Française, vol. 0(4), pages 39-52.
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