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Facing an uncertain economic future: Environmental management spending and rural regions surrounding the U.S. DOE's nuclear weapons facilities

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  • Michael Greenberg
  • Michael Frisch
  • Tyler Miller
  • David Lewis
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    Using an economic simulation model, the study finds that the proposed expenditure by the U.S. Department of Energy of billions of dollars to manage the nuclear weapons environmental legacy followed by sharp reductions in expenditures would cause economic spikes and then depressions in three rural regions (Hanford in Washington, INEEL in Idaho, and SRS in South Carolina). The economies of larger and growing metropolitan regions with DOE sites will not be noticeably impacted. Simulations suggest pronounced impacts on income, jobs, and gross regional product in the three dependent rural regions. Policy options are reviewed to address the economic stresses of these rural dependent regions.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Defence and Peace Economics.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 85-97

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:14:y:2003:i:1:p:85-97
    DOI: 10.1080/10242690302937
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    1. Steve Bradley & Jim Taylor, 1996. "Human Capital Formation and Local Economic Performance," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(1), pages 1-14.
    2. Frisch, Michael & Solitare, Laura & Greenberg, Michael & Lowrie, Karen, 2000. "Impact of Providing Off-Site Economic Development Funds to Dependent Regions Surrounding the U.S. DOE's Major Nuclear Weapons Sites," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 22(7), pages 801-819, December.
    3. Michael Greenberg & David Lewis & Michael Frisch, 2001. "Regional Economic Impacts of Environmental Management of Radiological Hazards: An Initial Analysis of a Complex Problem," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(3), pages 377-390.
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