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Main Title Environmental impact statement for a hypothetical 1000 MWe photovoltaic solar-electric plant /
Author Sears, D. Richard ; Merrifield, Donald V. ; Penny, Morris M. ; Bradley., W. Glen
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Hartley, Robert P.
Sears, D. Richard
CORP Author Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc., Huntsville, Ala. Huntsville Research and Engineering Center. ;Environmental Consultants, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number PB 273 108; EPA/600-7-77-085; LMSC-HREC-TR-D497914; EPA-68-02-1331
Stock Number PB-273 108
OCLC Number 53458016
Additional Subjects Solar cells ; Environmental impact statement - dDraft ; Solar power plants ; Electric power plants ; Forecasting ; Photovoltaic cells ; Photovoltaic conversion ; Design ; Cost estimates ; Soils ; Vegetation ; Design ; Regulations ; Management planning ; Government policies ; Water resources ; Land use ; Climatology ; Solar energy conversion ; Pollution ; Hydrology ; Ecology ; Solid waste disposal ; Socioeconomics ; Las Vegas(Nevada)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/7-77-085 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/21/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-085 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA-600/7-77-085 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/27/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-085 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-273 108 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
This draft EIS was prepared to assist the EPA in strengthening its inputs to environmental impact statements in the area of new energy developments. The document has no legal significance, and the 'proposed action' is entirely hypothetical. The hypothetical plant is 1000 MWe silicon photovoltaic, located on 52 sq km of desert near Las Vegas, Nevada. It has a 3-hour storage capacity. The principal adverse environmental impacts expected relate to the destruction of soil and vegetation on 52 sq km of desert terrain. Revegetation is expected to be very slow without human assistance. Numerous animals will be displaced temporarily or permanently. The visual impact of this project will be extensive, and no measures are known to minimize the impact. There will be no effect on ground water, no thermal pollution, no surface water pollution, no noise pollution, and no effect on local historical, archaeological, and cultural values.
Project Officer: Robert P. Hartley. Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. "August 1977." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600-7-77-085."