Risk Management Table

Energy Source

Identification

Estimation

Evaluation

Communication

Decision

Use of Fossil Fuels

Ignored or Not Understood Initially

Global CLimate Change and Pollution

Unknown Costs or Consequences

Poorly Understood Scientific Issue

Zero to Date

Transport of Fossil Fuels

Oil Spills: Refinery Explosions; Well Fires

Short Term Environmental Problem

Cost of Cleanup

Dramatic Initial Impact

Safety Standards

Hydroelectric Power

Dam Failure; Ecosystem Modification

Long Term species/habitat change

Costs to Restore Habitat

Environmental Fashion Statement

Fish Migration Strategies

Nuclear Power

Core Meltdown; Waste Disposal Problem

Irradiation of Large Area

Immeasureable

The China Syndrome (a movie)

Extremely Stringent Safeguards and Monitoring

Driving Your Car

Accident

Your hurt but Global Climate Change

High Price of Auto Insurance

The 6 O'Clock News

Wear a Seat Belt; drive less