LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS: SAFETY ISSUED, PUBLIC CONCERNS AND DECISION MAKING

Several studies have tried to estimate the small likelihood of large LNG accidents, and a number of tests have been performed to understand the behaviour of LNG when it is spilled. (Despite this attention to engineering safety details, the threat of sabotage may well represent the largest risks to the public from LNG facilities.) The intent of this report is to present a description of the risks and impacts presented by LNG operations n the near future, summarize the safety issues, examine the origins of public concern in two LNG facilities siting disputes, and to suggest some of the important criteria which need to be evaluated for responsible decision making.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Brookhaven National Laboratory and sponsored by the Division of Biomedical and Environmental Research, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Energy and Environmental Policy Center
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138
  • Authors:
    • Van Horn, A J
    • Wilson, R
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2004 12:00AM