OU completed an economic analysis and visualization of future industrial applications possible for the PORTS site. This task collected publicly-available digital imagery and data on site conditions and combine that information with off-the-shelf computer animation technology to provide visualizations of community-derived end uses for the PORTS site. These visualizations presented a range of end-state alternatives allowing DOE to consider economically plausible recommendations for the final intended uses and marketing of the facility, its location, and natural and affiliated resources. Affiliated economic analyses provided visual and economic impact information for all decision makers. This task included presentation of the tasks findings to regulators and the public subsequent to briefings for DOE and factual accuracy review.
Dr. Anirudh Ruhil and Dr. Roy Boyd