Environmental Methods Review: Retooling Impact Assessment for the New Century
ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INST CHAMPAIGN IL
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During the 1960s, there was an upsurge of concern among advanced industrialized nations over Unforeseen adverse effects of technological innovation. The concern led to adoption of methods for estimating and forecasting the impacts of technology and development on public health and safety, social and economic stability, and the environment. Among these were technology assessment, risk assessment, cost benefit analysis, and environmental impact assessment. In the United States, the assessment of the effects of public projects or proposals having a major foreseeable impact on the environment became statutory law under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. This statute, and the methods it stimulated, has possibly had the greatest international impact of any American legislation.
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- Environmental Health and Safety