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GAO-05-207, HIGH-RISK SERIES: An Update  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Accountability Office Accountability Office GAO January 2005 HIGH-RISK SERIES An Update a GAO-05-207 January 2005 HIGH-RISK SERIES An Update Why Area Is High Risk Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-207. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact George H. Stalcup at (202) 512-9490 or stalcupg@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-207, a report to Congress on GAO's High-Risk Series GAO's audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that, in some cases, are high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, GAO also is identifying high-risk areas to focus on the need for broad-based transformations to address major

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GAO-03-119, High-Risk Series: An Update  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

January 2003 High-Risk Series An Update GAO-03-119 This Series This report entitled High-Risk Series: An Update is part of a special GAO series, first issued in 1993 and periodically updated. In this 2003 report, GAO identifies areas at high risk due to either their greater vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement or major challenges associated with their economy, efficiency, or effectiveness. This series also includes reports on three crosscutting high-risk areas: strategic human capital management, protecting information systems supporting the federal government and the nation's critical infrastructures, and federal real property. A companion series, Performance and Accountability Series: Major Management Challenges and Program Risks, contains separate reports covering each cabinet department, most major independent agencies, and the U.S.

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EM Makes Progress on GAO High-Risk List | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

operations at high risk due to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement, or in need of reform to address economic and other challenges. In its report, the GAO says it recognizes...

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GAO-05-207, HIGH-RISK SERIES: An Update | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Series: An Update GAO-06-838R Contract Management: DOD Vulnerabilities to Contracting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse GAO-05-274 Contract Management: Opportunities to Improve...

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GAO-11-879T Federal Real Property: Overreliance on Leasing Contributed to High-Risk Designation  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Federal Financial Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, U.S. Senate FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY Overreliance on Leasing Contributed to High-Risk Designation Statement of David J. Wise, Director Physical Infrastructure Issues For Release on Delivery Expected at 2:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 4, 2011 GAO-11-879T United States Government Accountability Office Highlights of GAO-11-879T, a testimony before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate August 4, 2011 FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY Overreliance on Leasing Contributed to High-Risk

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GAO-03-119, High-Risk Series: An Update | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Progress Made on Planning and Data, but Unneeded Owned and Leased Facilities Remain GAO-06-838R Contract Management: DOD Vulnerabilities to Contracting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse...

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Report: Removal of EM Projects from the GAO High Risk List: Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Project and Contract Management in the Office of Environmental Management  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

REPORT TO THE REPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD Removal of EM Projects from the GAO High Risk List: Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Project and Contract Management in the Office of Environmental Management Submitted by the EMAB Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee December 5, 2011 Introduction: This report provides a comprehensive summary of the work performed by the Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee (APMS) of the Environmental Management Advisory Board, since tasking in March 2010. In particular, this report includes the summary observations developed and recommendations previously approved by the EMAB on the Subcommittee's work and presented to the then Assistant Secretary of Environmental Management (EM). As the

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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks : Department of Energy GAO/OCG-99-6  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

GAO GAO Performance and Accountability Series January 1999 Major Management Challenges and Program Risks Department of Energy GAO/OCG-99-6 GAO United States General Accounting Office Washington, D.C. 20548 Comptroller General of the United States January 1999 The President of the Senate The Speaker of the House of Representatives This report addresses the major performance and management challenges that have limited the effectiveness of the Department of Energy (DOE) in carrying out its mission. For many years, we have reported significant management challenges at DOE. These challenges include difficulties in completing large projects, making the transition to external regulation, modifying the Department's organizational structure to correct challenges, reforming its contracting practices,

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Twelve Steps of a High-Quality Cost Estimating Process  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Twelve Steps of a High-Quality Cost Estimating Process Step Description Associated task 1 Define estimate's purpose Determine estimate's purpose, required level of detail, and overall scope; Determine who will receive the estimate 2 Develop estimating plan Determine the cost estimating team and develop its master schedule; Determine who will do the independent cost estimate; Outline the cost estimating approach; Develop the estimate timeline 3 Define program characteristics In a technical baseline description document, identify the program's

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GAO Report Reflects Success Story for EM Sites | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

GAO Report Reflects Success Story for EM Sites GAO Report Reflects Success Story for EM Sites GAO Report Reflects Success Story for EM Sites March 28, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Scrapers excavate the Crescent Junction disposal cell 25 feet below ground surface. Scrapers excavate the Crescent Junction disposal cell 25 feet below ground surface. In a report released earlier this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said it recognized progress on EM projects of $750 million or less and was shifting the focus of EM's high-risk designation more to major contracts and projects greater than $750 million. This progress is evident at several EM sites. In 2009, workers completed significant infrastructure construction at EM's Moab site at a cost of about $39.3 million, under the estimated budget of $40.7 million, and within schedule.

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GAO United States General Accounting Office Performance and Accountability Series  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

GAO GAO United States General Accounting Office Performance and Accountability Series January 2001 Major Management Challenges and Program Risks Department of Energy GAO-01-246 Page 1 GAO-01-246 DOE Challenges Contents Letter 3 Overview 6 Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Energy 13 Related GAO Products 48 Performance and Accountability Series 52 Page 2 GAO-01-246 DOE Challenges Comptroller General of the United States Page 3 GAO-01-246 DOE Challenges United States General Accounting Office Washington, D.C. 20548 L e t t e r January 2001 The President of the Senate The Speaker of the House of Representatives This report addresses the major performance and accountability challenges facing the Department of Energy (DOE) as it seeks to maintain the nation's

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High Risk Plan  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Risk Plan Risk Plan John Bashista Melissa Rider Jeff Davis Timeline to date * OMB memo on Improving Government Acquisition issued July 29, 2009 - Review existing contracts and acquisition practices to save 7% of baseline contract spending (3.5% in FY 2010 and 3.5% in FY 2011) - Reduce high risk contracts by 10% the share of dollars obligated in FY2010 - Final plan was due and submitted on November 2, 2009 - OMB reviewed and requested revision Dec 23, 2009 - Revision submitted April 21, 2010 M&Os are an Issue * With respect to reductions in high risk contracting strategies, the M&O contracts was also a challenge since the opportunity to further influence competition and contract type was highly constrained. The Department had already competed approximately 85 percent of its M&O

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GAO Challenges and Efforts to Secure Control Systems (March 2004) |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

GAO Challenges and Efforts to Secure Control Systems (March 2004) GAO Challenges and Efforts to Secure Control Systems (March 2004) GAO Challenges and Efforts to Secure Control Systems (March 2004) Computerized control systems perform vital functions across many of our nation's critical infrastructures. For example, in natural gas distribution, they can monitor and control the pressure and flow of gas through pipelines. In October 1997, the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection emphasized the increasing vulnerability of control systems to cyber attacks. The House Committee on Government Reform and its Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census asked GAO to report on potential cyber vulnerabilities, focusing on (1) significant cybersecurity risks associated with control systems (2) potential and reported cyber attacks

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GAO-04-354, CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION: Challenges and Efforts to Secure Control Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Report to Congressional Requesters Report to Congressional Requesters United States General Accounting Office GAO March 2004 CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION Challenges and Efforts to Secure Control Systems GAO-04-354 www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-04-354. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Robert F. Dacey at (202) 512-3317 or daceyr@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-04-354, a report to congressional requesters March 2004 CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION Challenges and Efforts to Secure Control Systems In addition to general cyber threats, which have been steadily increasing, several factors have contributed to the escalation of the risks of cyber attacks against control systems. These include the adoption of standardized

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GAO-07-336 Department of Energy: Major Construction Projects...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Projects Need a Consistent Approach for Assessing Technology Readiness to Help Avoid Cost Increases and Delays March 2007 GAO-07-336 What GAO Found United States Government...

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide | Department of Energy  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide GAO 12-Step Estimating Process.pdf More Documents & Publications EIR SOP Septmebr 2010 Microsoft Word...

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Policy Flash 2014-32 General Accountability Office Report (GAO...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

to Improve Oversight of Work performed for non-DOE Entities (GAO 1478 October 2013) Policy Flash 2014-32 General Accountability Office Report (GAO) final report entitled...

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GAO-04-611 Nuclear Waste: Absence of Key Management Reforms on Hanford's Cleanup Project Adds to Challenges of Achieving Cost and Schedule Goals  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Committee on Government Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives June 2004 NUCLEAR WASTE Absence of Key Management Reforms on Hanford's Cleanup Project Adds to Challenges of Achieving Cost and Schedule Goals GAO-04-611 www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-04-611. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Robin M. Nazzaro at (202) 512-3841 or nazzaror@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-04-611, a report to the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives June 2004 NUCLEAR WASTE Absence of Key Management Reforms on Hanford's Cleanup Project Adds to Challenges of Achieving Cost and Schedule Goals DOE's initial approach called for treating 10 percent of the site's high-level waste by 2018 and for operating the plant until treatment was completed in

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High risk of permafrost thaw  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the Arctic, temperatures are rising fast, and permafrost is thawing. Carbon released to the atmosphere from permafrost soils could accelerate climate change, but the likely magnitude of this effect is still highly uncertain. A collective estimate made by a group of permafrost experts, including myself, is that carbon could be released more quickly than models currently suggest, and at levels that are cause for serious concern. While our models of carbon emission from permafrost thaw are lacking, experts intimately familiar with these landscapes and processes have accumulated knowledge about what they expect to happen, based on both quantitative data and qualitative understanding of these systems. We (the authors of this piece) attempted to quantify this expertise through a survey developed over several years, starting in 2009. Our survey asked experts what percentage of surface permafrost they thought was likely to thaw, how much carbon would be released, and how much of that would be methane, for three time periods and under four warming scenarios that are part of the new IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.

Schuur, E.A.G.; Abbott, B.; Koven, C.D,; Riley, W.J.; Subin, Z.M.; al, et

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Techniques for Reducing High Risk Contracting Approaches  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Reducing High Reducing High Risk Contracting Approaches Topics for Discussion Presidential Direction March 4, 2009 * Focus on transparency * Increase competition - It is the policy of the Federal Government that executive agencies shall not engage in noncompetitive contracts except in those circumstances where their use can be fully justified and where appropriate safeguards have been put in place to protect the taxpayer. * Improve competitive environment for the life of multiple award contracts * Reduce risk of cost growth/overcharging * Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance to improve Government Acquisition , 29 July 2009 (implements President's direction) Why the Emphasis? * Reports by agency Inspectors General, the

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GAO report recommends review of goals, objectives  

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This article highlights a recent GAO study titled Nuclear Waste: Yucca Mountain Project Behind Schedule and Facing Major Scientific Uncertainties. The study was undertaken at the request of the former chairman of the Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation, the predecessor of the current Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Regulation of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The report concludes that the level of funding DOE is requesting is not adequate to complete the goals of the project within the established timeline, and questions whether the changes being recommended by DOE to streamline the project will save money at the cost of safety. The GAO report recommends that the Secretary of Energy {open_quotes}...review the program`s goals and objectives in the context of the program`s priority for funding.{close_quotes} It also recommends that Congress not consider any funding changes until the Secretary`s report is in and an independent review by the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board is also available.

NONE

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO Audit Reports | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

Office of Science (SC) Website

GAO Audit Reports GAO Audit Reports Budget Budget Home About Budget by Program GAO Audit Reports External Links Contact Information Budget U.S. Department of Energy SC-41/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3541 F: (301) 903-9524 More Information » GAO Audit Reports Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page America COMPETES - GAO-11-127R (October 2010) .pdf file (1012KB) Technology Transfer - GAO-09-548 (June 2009) .pdf file (656KB) Science Project Management - GAO-08-641 (May 2008) .pdf file (912KB) Fusion Energy - GAO-08-30 (October 2007) .pdf file (2.7MB) Climate Change Research Data Sharing - GAO-07-1172 (September 2007) .pdf file (1.3MB) SBIR - GAO-07-38 (October 2006) .pdf file (628KB) Last modified: 3/18/2013 10:59:29 AM

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GAO-05-274 Contract Management: Opportunities to Improve Surveillance...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

& Publications GAO-06-838R Contract Management: DOD Vulnerabilities to Contracting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Microsoft Word - ITSI award doc 06-D0008 conformed to P00001.doc...

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GAO-04-148R Department of Energy: Reimbursement of Contractor...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

148R Department of Energy: Reimbursement of Contractor Litigation Costs GAO-04-148R Department of Energy: Reimbursement of Contractor Litigation Costs GAO-04-148R Department of...

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Microsoft PowerPoint - 02 Echard GAO doe mar 10 brief [Compatibility Mode]  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Actions Actions Needed to Develop High-Quality Presentation Title Actions Needed to Develop High Quality Cost Estimates for Construction and Environmental Cleanup Projects Environmental Cleanup Projects GAO-10-199 Jennifer Echard 1 March 9,2010 ( ) * The Department of Energy (DOE) spends billions of dollars on construction projects those that maintain nuclear weapons conduct research and - those that maintain nuclear weapons, conduct research, and process nuclear waste - and projects that clean up nuclear and hazardous wastes at ' DOE's sites; - these projects are largely executed by contractors. * DOE has struggled to keep these projects within cost * DOE has struggled to keep these projects within cost and schedule estimates.

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P4-10-04: Automated Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: Identifying High Risk Women in the Primary Care Setting.  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...high risk patients than average risk patients (p0.04). Use of...Conclusions: Performing personalized risk assessment and use of the decision...care setting was feasible and acceptable. These results suggest risk assessment alone may be enough...

E Ozanne; Z Omer; and K Carlson

2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO-05-897 Department of Energy: Additional Opportunities Exist for Reducing Laboratory Contractors' Support Costs  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Subcommittee on Energy Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives September 2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Additional Opportunities Exist for Reducing Laboratory Contractors' Support Costs GAO-05-897 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-897. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Jim Wells at (202) 512-3841 or wellsj@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-897, a report to the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives September 2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Additional Opportunities Exist for

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GAO-05-274 Contract Management: Opportunities to Improve Surveillance on Department of Defense Service Contracts  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Secretary of Defense Secretary of Defense March 2005 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Opportunities to Improve Surveillance on Department of Defense Service Contracts GAO-05-274 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-274. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact David E. Cooper at (617) 788-0555 or cooperd@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-274, a report to the Secretary of Defense March 2005 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Opportunities to Improve Surveillance on Department of Defense Service Contracts Surveillance varied on the 90 contracts we reviewed. Surveillance was insufficient on 26 of the contracts we reviewed but was sufficient on

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Polymorphic CSP Type Checking Ping Gao and Robert Esser  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Polymorphic CSP Type Checking Ping Gao and Robert Esser Concurrent and Real­time Systems Laboratory@cs.adelaide.edu.au Abstract Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) is a lan­ guage used to describe and reason about between a conventional functional lan­ guage type checker and a type checker for the CSP language

Esser, Robert

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Discovering Geometric Patterns in Genomic Data Wenxuan Gao  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Discovering Geometric Patterns in Genomic Data Wenxuan Gao Department of Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago wgao5@uic.edu Christopher Brown Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology caseybrown@uchicago.edu Robert L. Grossman Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology robert.grossman @uchicago

Grossman, Robert

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Machine Learning Applications for Data Center Optimization Jim Gao, Google  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The modern data center (DC) is a complex interaction of multiple mechanical, electrical and controls systems improvements in hardware affordability and the exponential growth of Big Data, the modern Internet companyMachine Learning Applications for Data Center Optimization Jim Gao, Google Abstract

Cortes, Corinna

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Ensemble Procedures for Finding High Risk Prison Inmates  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We make no claims that the procedures we have applied are insense optimal. However, procedures like those we used wouldEnsemble Procedures for Finding High Risk Prison Inmates ?

Richard A. Berk; Jong-Ho Baek

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lenalidomide plus Dexamethasone for High-Risk Smoldering Multiple Myeloma  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...with lenalidomide, in patients with high-risk smoldering multiple myeloma significantly delayed the time to progression to symptomatic disease and resulted in an overall survival benefit. The orally administered treatment regimen was associated with an acceptable toxicity profile. Certain clinical features predict progression from smoldering to overt multiple myeloma. Patients with high-risk features who were treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone were less likely to have disease progression and had a higher rate of survival than untreated patients.

Mateos M.-V.; Hernndez M.-T.; Giraldo P.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO Report-- National Environmental Policy Act: Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the costs, time frames, and benefits of the NEPA process.

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GAO-05-459 Department of Energy: Improved Oversight Could Better Ensure Opportunities for Small Business Subcontracting  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Committees Committees United States Government Accountability Office GAO May 2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Improved Oversight Could Better Ensure Opportunities for Small Business Subcontracting GAO-05-459 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-459. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Gene Aloise at (202) 512-3841 or aloisee@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-459, a report to congressional committees May 2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Improved Oversight Could Better Ensure Opportunities for Small Business Subcontracting DOE's facility management contractors' small business subcontracting

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Mantle layering across central South America Kelly H. Liu and Stephen S. Gao  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Mantle layering across central South America Kelly H. Liu and Stephen S. Gao Department of Geology central South America at 20°S suggests that the depth variations of the 410-km (d410) and 660-km (d660. Gao, P. G. Silver, and Y. Zhang, Mantle layering across central South America, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B

Gao, Stephen Shangxing

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GAO-05-190 Equal Employment Opportunity: Information on Personnel Actions, Employee Concerns, and Oversight at Six DOE Laboratories  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Chair, Subcommittee on Chair, Subcommittee on Energy, Committee on Science, House of Representatives February 2005 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Information on Personnel Actions, Employee Concerns, and Oversight at Six DOE Laboratories GAO-05-190 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-190. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Robin Nazzaro, (202) 512-3841, nazzaror@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-190, a report to the Chair, Subcommittee on Energy, Committee on Science, House of Representatives February 2005 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Information on Personnel Actions, Employee Concerns, and Oversight at Six

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Uptake of Risk-Reducing Surgery in Unaffected Women at High Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Is Risk, Age, and Time Dependent  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...sensitivity and specificity of the risk-score system were 76.3...HGSIL among women with a high risk-score using the community...respectively. Conclusion With an acceptable accuracy, our data suggest that the HGSIL risk predictive model can be used...

D. Gareth R. Evans; Fiona Lalloo; Linda Ashcroft; Andrew Shenton; Tara Clancy; Andrew D. Baildam; Anne Brain; Penelope Hopwood; and Anthony Howell

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO Protest to AMWTP Contract Withdrawn | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Protest to AMWTP Contract Withdrawn Protest to AMWTP Contract Withdrawn GAO Protest to AMWTP Contract Withdrawn July 29, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - On July 29, 2011, CH2M Hill Newport News Nuclear, LLC, withdrew its protest of the award of the waste processing contract at Idaho's Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Plant (AMWTP). "We are pleased to be transitioning the AMWTP contract to Idaho Treatment Group (ITG), LLC today. While this contract award has had its challenges, we are pleased to be moving forward with the new contractor so that we can stay on schedule to meet our compliance milestone," said Office of Environmental Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Jack Surash, who oversees acquisition and contract management. The contract was awarded to ITG on May 27, 2011, and is estimated to be

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GAO-06-811 Information Security: Coordination of Federal Cyber Security Research and Development  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

the Chairman, Committee on the Chairman, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives INFORMATION SECURITY Coordination of Federal Cyber Security Research and Development September 2006 GAO-06-811 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability September 2006 INFORMATION SECURITY Coordination of Federal Cyber Security Research and Development Highlights of GAO-06-811, a report to Chairman, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives Research and development (R&D) of cyber security technology is essential to creating a broader range of choices and more robust tools for building secure, networked computer systems in the federal government and in the private sector. The National

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Ex Parte Memo for the Initial GAO Meeting on Part 810  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The September 10, 2013, meeting between the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) served as a first...

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Using the social ecological model to understand the contextual factors associated with HIV risk in commercial sex workers at high risk for contracting HIV  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and the Perceived Risk of Contracting HIV in a Drug Usingsex workers at high risk for contracting HIV A dissertationsex workers at high risk for contracting HIV by Sandra Erika

Larios, Sandra Erika

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - addressing high-risk drinking Sample Search...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

on high-risk drinking and alcohol-related injuries... .D. AND FAULKNER, K.K. Behavioral strategies for alcohol abuse prevention with high-risk college males. J. Alcohol... .E.,...

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GAO-07-1036, CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION: Multiple Efforts to Secure Control Systems Are Under Way, but Challenges Remain  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Congressional Requesters Congressional Requesters CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION Multiple Efforts to Secure Control Systems Are Under Way, but Challenges Remain September 2007 GAO-07-1036 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability September 2007 CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION Multiple Efforts to Secure Control Systems Are Under Way, but Challenges Remain Highlights of GAO-07-1036, a report to congressional requesters Control systems-computer-based systems that monitor and control sensitive processes and physical functions-perform vital functions in many of our nation's critical infrastructures, including electric power, oil and gas, water treatment, and chemical production. The disruption of

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Risk Management Resources Available from PMI and AACEI  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Risk Management Workshop Risk Management Workshop Oak Ridge, TN November 4-6, 2009 Presented by Chris Gruber, LMI Consultant PMI, AACEI, GAO Risk Management Perspectives and Resources Presentation Objectives Highlight available resources, including recommended or best practices, guidance, certification programs, etc. available through the Project Management Institute (PMI) and AACE International (AACEI), the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, as well as recent guidance from GAO. These organizations represent a variety of industries and have derived common approaches, terminology, and practices that are applicable to a wide spectrum of projects and technologies. DOE has cooperative agreements in place with PMI and AACEI and the use or adaptation of these resources may

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Seismic, high wind, tornado, and probabilistic risk assessments of the High Flux Isotope Reactor  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Natural phenomena analyses were performed on the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Deterministic and probabilistic evaluations were made to determine the risks resulting from earthquakes, high winds, and tornadoes. Analytic methods in conjunction with field evaluations and an earthquake experience data base evaluation methods were used to provide more realistic results in a shorter amount of time. Plant modifications completed in preparation for HFIR restart and potential future enhancements are discussed. 5 figs.

Harris, S.P.; Stover, R.L.; Hashimoto, P.S.; Dizon, J.O. (EQE, Inc., San Francisco, CA (USA); Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA); EQE, Inc., San Francisco, CA (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Lipoprotein Profiling for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

With the severity of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the related mortality rate to this disease, new methods are necessary for risk assessment and treatment prior to the onset of the disease. The current paradigm in CVD risk assessment has shifted...

Larner, Craig

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GAO-05-123 Department of Energy: Further Actions Are Needed to Strengthen Contract Management for Major Projects  

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Committee on Government Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives March 2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Further Actions Are Needed to Strengthen Contract Management for Major Projects GAO-05-123 www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt? GAO-05-123. . To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Robin Nazzaro at (202) 512-3841 or nazzaror@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-123, a report to the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives March 2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Further Actions Are Needed to Strengthen Contract Management for Major Projects The Department of Energy (DOE) pays its contractors billions of dollars each year to implement its major projects-those costing more than $400 million each. Many

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Shipping : is it a high risk low return business?  

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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the risk and return characteristics of the shipping business. Shipping profitability and returns are evaluated and an analysis is performed to examine whether the returns are ...

Patitsas, Leon S

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of forest stand structure as biodiversity indicator Tian Gao a,b,  

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The role of forest stand structure as biodiversity indicator Tian Gao a,b, , Marcus Hedblom b,1 in revised form 30 June 2014 Accepted 2 July 2014 Keywords: Biodiversity indicator Biotope mapping model Soil conditions Nature conservation Sustainable forest management a b s t r a c t Biodiversity conservation

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Loop Recreation for Thread-Level Speculation Lin Gao, Lian Li and Jingling Xue  

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Loop Recreation for Thread-Level Speculation Lin Gao, Lian Li and Jingling Xue University of New. This paper presents a novel compiler tech- nique, called loop recreation, to transform a loop into a prologue the concept by giving an algorithm for find- ing an optimal loop recreation with respect to a simple

Xue, Jingling

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Energy-Aware Tag Anti-Collision Protocols for RFID Systems Vinod Namboodiri, Lixin Gao  

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provide significant energy savings when compared to the existing Query Tree protocol while sharingEnergy-Aware Tag Anti-Collision Protocols for RFID Systems Vinod Namboodiri, Lixin Gao Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Massachusetts at Amherst Email: {vnambood, lgao

Namboodiri, Vinod

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A FAST FORWARD SOLVER OF RADIATIVE TRANSFER HAO GAO AND HONGKAI ZHAO  

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studying the numerical solutions to the radiative transport equation (RTE) or the within-group neutron transport equation [4, 13] in the field of neutron transport [4], atmospheric radiative transfer [1], heatA FAST FORWARD SOLVER OF RADIATIVE TRANSFER EQUATION HAO GAO AND HONGKAI ZHAO Abstract

Soatto, Stefano

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United States General Accounting Office GAO Report to the Secretary of  

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United States General Accounting Office GAO Report to the Secretary of Transportation February 1997 the year 2015. Through this enormous investment, FAA plans to put in place 1 The 1996 Clinger-Cohen Act, P and Information Management Division B-271527 February 3, 1997 The Honorable Federico Peña Secretary

Ladkin, Peter B.

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It's Not Easy Being Green Peter Xiang Gao, Andrew R. Curtis, Bernard Wong, S. Keshav  

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It's Not Easy Being Green Peter Xiang Gao, Andrew R. Curtis, Bernard Wong, S. Keshav Cheriton, Management, Performance Keywords. Green computing, Energy 1. INTRODUCTION Internet-scale applications in 2010 is equivalent to that emitted by 280,000 cars, assuming that each car runs 10,000 miles per year

Shihada, Basem

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High-Energy, Low-Frequency Risk to the North American Bulk Power System  

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High-Energy, Low-Frequency Risk to the North American Bulk Power High-Energy, Low-Frequency Risk to the North American Bulk Power System (June 2010) High-Energy, Low-Frequency Risk to the North American Bulk Power System (June 2010) A Jointly-Commissioned Summary Report of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy's November 2009 Workshop. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partnered in July of 2009 on an effort to address High-Impact, Low-Frequency risks to the North American bulk power system. In August, NERC formed a steering committee made up of industry and risk experts to lead the development of an initial workshop on the subject, chaired by Scott Moore, VP Transmission System & Region Operations for American Electric Power, and Robert Stephan, Former Assistant Secretary for

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Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer with High Intake of Vitamin E: The Iowa Women's Health Study  

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...Further adjustment for total energy intake and other risk factors...Further adjustment for total energy intake and other risk factors...payment of page charges. This a tide must therefore be hereby marked...implausibly high or low total daily energy intake (5000 kcal...

Roberd M. Bostick; John D. Potter; David R. McKenzie; Thomas A. Sellers; Lawrence H. Kushi; Kristi A. Steinmetz; and Aaron R. Folsom

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GAO-04-148R Department of Energy: Reimbursement of Contractor Litigation Costs  

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GAO-04-148R Contractor Litigation Costs GAO-04-148R Contractor Litigation Costs United States General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 November 26, 2003 The Honorable Edward J. Markey House of Representatives Subject: Department of Energy: Reimbursement of Contractor Litigation Costs Dear Mr. Markey: The Department of Energy (DOE) contracts with not-for-profit universities and private companies to operate its facilities. As part of the cost of operating these facilities, DOE can reimburse its contractors for the litigation costs associated with cases brought against them. Each year the department spends millions of dollars in such reimbursements. For the most part, litigation expenses involve the costs of outside counsel and resulting judgments and settlements for a variety of types of

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Merging high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to reduce exploration risk at Glass Buttes, Oregon  

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DOE Geothermal Technologies Peer Review - 2010. The primary objective of this project is to combine a suite of high resolution geophysical and geochemical techniques to reduce exploration risk by characterizing hydrothermal alteration, fault geometries and relationships.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - asymptomatic high-risk group Sample Search...  

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search results for: asymptomatic high-risk group Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Applied Ergonomics 36 (2005) 8595 Workplace design guidelines for asymptomatic vs. Summary: was caused...

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Preventing Disability Among Working Participants in Kansas High-risk Insurance Pool: Implications for Health Reform  

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Health conditions that prevent individuals from working full time can restrict their access to health insurance. For people living in the 35 states that offer high-risk pools, coverage is available but premiums are 125200% ...

Hall, Jean P.; Moore, Janice M.; Welch, Greg W.

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Arsenic in your water?: Economists study perceptions of risks from drinking water high in arsenic  

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Arsenic in water?your tx H2O | pg. 27 Story by Kathy Wythe Economists study perceptions of risks from drinking water high in arsenic In several ?hot spots? across the United States people may be drinking water with high levels of naturally... occurring arsenic without understanding the associated risks, according to agricultural economists. ?Many households in arsenic ?hot spots? are in fact being exposed to harmful doses of arsenic,? said Dr. Douglass Shaw, professor of agricultural...

Wythe, Kathy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demolition of High-Rise Public Housing Increases Particulate Matter Air Pollution in Communities of High-Risk Asthmatics  

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) air pollution, which may ad- versely affect the respiratory health of nearby residents. DemolitionDemolition of High-Rise Public Housing Increases Particulate Matter Air Pollution in Communities of High-Risk Asthmatics Samuel Dorevitch Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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Brief Report: Assessment of Early Sensory Processing in Infants at High-Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder  

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This study assessed sensory processing differences between 24-month infants at high-risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), each with an older sibling with ASD, and low-risk infants with no family history of A...

Tamara Germani; Lonnie Zwaigenbaum

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Political Economy of Private Management of High Impact Low Probability Risks in Finance and the Environment  

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An increasing number of sustainability problems involve the risks of transnational High Impact Low Probability (HILP) events. The Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge has ... financial shock, tr...

Tony Porter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correction for Gao et al., Plant intracellular innate immune receptor Resistance to Pseudomonas syringae pv. maculicola 1 (RPM1) is activated at, and functions on, the plasma membrane  

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...and functions on, the plasma membrane, by Zhiyoug Gao, Eui-Hwan Chung, Timothy K. Eitas, and Jeffery L. Dangl, which...do not affect the conclusions of the article.Zhiyong Gao, Eui-Hwan Chung, Timothy K. Eitas, and Jeffery L. Dangl

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety of Carotid Endarterectomy in a High-Risk Population: Lessons from the VA and Connecticut  

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Background The safety and efficacy of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) have been demonstrated in randomized trials, but these studies excluded patients thought to be at higher risk for poor outcomes. We sought to determine whether patients undergoing CEA in Veteran Affairs Hospitals (VA) were at higher risk and had different outcomes, compared with patients in nonfederal hospitals. Study Design Records of all CEA performed in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System between October 1997 and September 2002 were examined and compared with CEA performed in all nonfederal Connecticut hospitals (CT). Results There were 7,089 \\{CEAs\\} performed (VA, 140; CT, 6,949). VA patients had increased comorbidity scores and symptomatic presentation (39% versus 14%; p Connecticut. These results suggest not only that patients undergoing vascular surgery at the VA may form a higher-risk population compared with patients receiving care in non-VA hospitals, but that these high-risk patients can undergo CEA safely.

Jeffrey S. Weiss; Patricia Dumas; Charles Cha; Richard J. Gusberg; Alan Dardik

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO-04-539 Department of Energy: Certain Postretirement Benefits for Contractor Employees Are Unfunded and Program Oversight Could Be Improved  

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Chairman, Subcommittee Chairman, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives April 2004 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Certain Postretirement Benefits for Contractor Employees Are Unfunded and Program Oversight Could Be Improved GAO-04-539 www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-04-539. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Robert Martin at (202) 512-6131 or martinr@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-04-539, a report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives April 2004 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Certain Postretirement Benefits for Contractor Employees Are Unfunded and Program Oversight Could Be Improved

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Phase I Study of Weekly Mitoxantrone and Docetaxel before Prostatectomy in Patients with High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer  

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...factors, estimated lifetime risk of breast cancer and screening...screening had a documented lifetime risk of breast cancer of 20 or greater...value and cancer yield with an acceptable biopsy rate in a diverse group of high risk women undergoing breast MRI...

Tomasz M. Beer; Mark Garzotto; Bruce A. Lowe; William J. Ellis; Michelle A. Montalto; Paul H. Lange; and Celestia S. Higano

2004-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Constructing a Risk Controversy: The Case of a Proposed High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository on the Skull Valley Goshute.  

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?? This thesis is a qualitative case study of a risk controversy generated by a proposal to construct a high-level nuclear waste repository on the (more)

Jones, Taunya J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Randomized Feeding Intervention in Infants at High Risk for Celiac Disease  

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...age at the diagnosis of celiac disease or at the last assessment or withdrawal from the study (when data were censored). For comparison, a log-rank test (two-sided) was used, stratified according to participating country. The hazard ratio for celiac disease in the gluten group, as compared with the placebo... In this trial involving infants at high risk for celiac disease, the introduction of gluten at 4 months of age, as compared with delayed exposure to gluten until 6 months of age, did not reduce the risk of celiac disease at 3 years of age.

Vriezinga S.L.; Auricchio R.; Bravi E.

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Assessing Risk in Costing High-energy Accelerators: from Existing Projects to the Future Linear Collider  

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High-energy accelerators are large projects funded by public money, developed over the years and constructed via major industrial contracts both in advanced technology and in more conventional domains such as civil engineering and infrastructure, for which they often constitute one-of markets. Assessing their cost, as well as the risk and uncertainty associated with this assessment is therefore an essential part of project preparation and a justified requirement by the funding agencies. Stemming from the experience with large circular colliders at CERN, LEP and LHC, as well as with the Main Injector, the Tevatron Collider Experiments and Accelerator Upgrades, and the NOvA Experiment at Fermilab, we discuss sources of cost variance and derive cost risk assessment methods applicable to the future linear collider, through its two technical approaches for ILC and CLIC. We also address disparities in cost risk assessment imposed by regional differences in regulations, procedures and practices.

Lebrun, Philippe

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Simulation of Nitrogen Emissions in a Low Swirl Burner J. B. Bell, M. S. Day, X. Gao, M. J. Lijewski  

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Simulation of Nitrogen Emissions in a Low Swirl Burner J. B. Bell, M. S. Day, X. Gao, M. J nitrogen emissions. The simulation shows how the cellular burn- ing structures characteristic of lean premixed hydrogen combustion lead to enhancements in the NOx emissions from these flames. Analysis

Bell, John B.

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Work function at the tips of multiwalled carbon nanotubes Ruiping Gao, Zhengwei Pan, and Zhong L. Wanga)  

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in which a carbon nano- tube, partially soaked in a carbon fiber produced by arc dis- chargeWork function at the tips of multiwalled carbon nanotubes Ruiping Gao, Zhengwei Pan, and Zhong L at the tips of individual multiwalled carbon nanotubes has been measured by an in situ transmission electron

Wang, Zhong L.

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Guided self-assembly of molecular dipoles on a substrate surface Y. F. Gao and Z. Suoa)  

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Guided self-assembly of molecular dipoles on a substrate surface Y. F. Gao and Z. Suoa) Department can self-assemble into a monolayer. This article models the process of self-assembly guided on the substrate surface, interact with one another through the intermolecular force, and self-assemble

Suo, Zhigang

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Quantifying oxygen diffusion in ZnO nanobelt Jin Liu, Puxian Gao, Wenjie Mai, Changshi Lao, and Zhong L. Wanga  

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Quantifying oxygen diffusion in ZnO nanobelt Jin Liu, Puxian Gao, Wenjie Mai, Changshi Lao A method is presented for quantifying oxygen diffusion behavior in a nanodevice fabricated using individual for several days, oxygen in air diffused into the nanobelt and significantly changed the conductivity

Wang, Zhong L.

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High dietary methionine intake increases the risk of acute coronary events in middle-aged men  

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Background and aim Homocysteine, a methionine metabolite, is suggested to be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). To date, the effects of dietary intake of methionine, the key amino acid in homocysteine metabolism, on CVD have not been studied. Our aim was to examine the effects of dietary methionine intake on the risk of acute coronary events. Methods and results We examined the effects of dietary methionine intake, assessed with 4-d food record, on acute coronary events in a prospective cohort study consisting of 1981 coronary disease free men from eastern Finland, aged 4260years at baseline in 198489, in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD) Study. During an average follow-up time of 14.0years, 292 subjects experienced an acute coronary event. In a Cox proportional hazards model adjusting for age, examination years, BMI, urinary nicotine metabolites and protein intake (excluding methionine) the relative risks of acute coronary event in the three highest quarters of dietary methionine intake were 1.31 (95% CI: 0.92, 1.86), 1.31 (95% CI: 0.88, 1.96) and 2.08 (95% CI: 1.31, 3.29) as compared with the lowest quarter. Further adjustments did not change the results. However, opposite association was observed with total protein intake, which tended to decrease the risk. Conclusions The main finding of this study is that long-term, moderately high dietary methionine intake may increase the risk of acute coronary events in middle-aged Finnish men free of prior CHD. More prospective research is needed to confirm the role of dietary methionine in the development of CVD, and whether its effects are independent of homocysteine.

Jyrki K. Virtanen; Sari Voutilainen; Tiina H. Rissanen; Pertti Happonen; Jaakko Mursu; Jari A. Laukkanen; Henrik Poulsen; Timo A. Lakka; Jukka T. Salonen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract 5494: The development and validation of risk predictive models for cervical low-grade and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions  

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...indicate that oophorectomy at about age 40 reduces breast cancer risk by approximately a half in high risk women. Widespread use of risk reducing oophorectomy is unlikely to be acceptable to these women. We explored the feasibility of giving goserelin...

Ming-Tsang Wu

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Vaccinating High-Risk Children with the Intranasal Live-Attenuated Influenza Vaccine: the Quebec Experience  

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Summary Given the burden of illness associated with influenza, vaccination is recommended for individuals at high risk of complications. The live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) is administered by intranasal spray, thus directly stimulating mucosal immunity. In this review, we aimed to provide evidence for its efficacy and safety in different paediatric populations. We also share the Quebec experience of LAIV use through a publicly funded vaccination program for children with chronic, high-risk conditions. Results from randomized controlled trials in healthy children and in asthmatics have demonstrated superior efficacy of LAIV over the injectable vaccine (IIV). LAIV is well tolerated: its administration is associated with runny nose and nasal congestion, but not with asthma exacerbations and is well tolerated in children with cystic fibrosis, when compared to IIV. The vaccine is well accepted by children and parents and can easily be part of vaccination clinics in paediatric tertiary care centres targeting children with chronic, high-risk conditions, not leading to immunosuppression.

Caroline Quach

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect Of False Alarm Rate On Pilot Use And Trust Of Automation Under Conditions Of Simulated High Risk  

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An experimental study was conducted to investigate the relationships between automation false alarm rate, human trust in automation, and human use of automation, specifically under conditions of simulated high risk. The ...

Cafarelli, Deborah

2010-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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High Speed Data Routing in Vehicular Sensor Harry Gao, Seth Utecht  

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- formation, such as traffic conditions, to interested parties. The vehicular network architecture is mainly, such as monitoring pollution or pollen count. Moreover, they can be used as a temporary storage space for data is indispensable. A straightforward solution is to use a public-key based scheme, since some (e.g., the ECC

Li, Qun

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Postoperative Chemotherapy Followed by Conformal Concomitant Chemoradiotherapy in High-Risk Gastric Cancer  

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Purpose: To analyze the efficacy, toxicity, and pattern of relapse after adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy followed by three-dimensional irradiation and concomitant LV5FU2 chemotherapy (high-dose leucovorin and 5-fluorouracil bolus plus continuous infusion) in the treatment of completely resected high-risk gastric cancer. Methods and Materials: This was a retrospective analysis of 52 patients with high-risk gastric cancer initially treated by total/partial gastrectomy and lymphadenectomy between January 2002 and June 2007. Median age was 54 years (range, 36-75 years). Postoperative treatment consisted of 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin chemotherapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy was followed by three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy in the tumor bed and regional lymph nodes at 4500 cGy/25 fractions in association with concomitant chemotherapy. Concomitant chemotherapy consisted of a 2-h infusion of leucovorin (200 mg/m Superscript-Two ) followed by a bolus of 5-fluorouracil (400 mg/m Superscript-Two ) and then a 44-h continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (2400-3600 mg/m Superscript-Two ) given every 14 days, for three cycles (LV5FU2 protocol). Results: Five-year overall and disease-free survival were 50% and 48%, respectively. Distant metastases and peritoneal spread were the most frequent sites of relapse (37% each). After multivariate analysis, only pathologic nodal status was significantly associated with disease-free and overall survival. Acute toxicities were essentially gastrointestinal and hematologic. One myocardial infarction and one pulmonary embolism were also reported. Eighteen patients had a radiotherapy program interruption because of acute toxicity. All patients but 2 have completed radiotherapy. Conclusion: Postoperative cisplatin-based chemotherapy followed by conformal radiotherapy in association with concurrent 5-fluorouracil seemed to be feasible and resulted in successful locoregional control.

Quero, Laurent, E-mail: laurent.quero@sls.aphp.fr [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France); Bouchbika, Zineb; Kouto, Honorine; Baruch-Hennequin, Valerie [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France); Gornet, Jean-Marc [Department of Gastroenterology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France); Munoz, Nicolas [Department of General Surgery, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France); Cojean-Zelek, Isabelle [Department of Medical Oncology, Croix Saint-Simon Hospital, Paris (France); Houdart, Remi [Department of Digestive Surgery, Croix Saint-Simon Hospital, Paris (France); Panis, Yves [Department of Colorectal Surgery, Beaujon Hospital, Clichy (France); Valleur, Patrice [Department of Digestive Surgery, Lariboisiere Hospital, Paris (France); Aparicio, Thomas [Department of Gastroenterology, Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny (France); Maylin, Claude; Hennequin, Christophe [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris (France)

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Screening for Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Individuals: A Call for Endoscopic Ultrasound  

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...biomarkers of breast cancer risk. Thirty-first San Antonio...sedentary lifestyle), is a risk factor for breast cancer. Observational...CER) and exercise reduce risk, particularly of postmenopausal...tumours. IER may also be more acceptable than CER which has been difficult...

Alberto Larghi; Elizabeth C. Verna; Piera Giuseppina Lecca; and Guido Costamagna

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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External event Probabilistic Risk Assessment for the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)  

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The High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) is a high performance isotope production and research reactor which has been in operation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since 1965. In late 1986 the reactor was shut down as a result of discovery of unexpected neutron embrittlement of the reactor vessel. In January of 1988 a level 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) (excluding external events) was published as part of the response to the many reviews that followed the shutdown and for use by ORNL to prioritize action items intended to upgrade the safety of the reactor. A conservative estimate of the core damage frequency initiated by internal events for HFIR was 3.11 {times} 10{sup {minus}4}. In June 1989 a draft external events initiated PRA was published. The dominant contributions from external events came from seismic, wind, and fires. The overall external event contribution to core damage frequency is about 50% of the internal event initiated contribution and is dominated by seismic events.

Flanagan, G.F.; Johnson, D.H.; Buttemer, D.; Perla, H.F.; Chien, S.H. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO-11-520T Federal Real Property: Progress Made on Planning and Data, but Unneeded Owned and Leased Facilities Remain  

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Economic Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY Progress Made on Planning and Data, but Unneeded Owned and Leased Facilities Remain Statement of David J. Wise, Director Physical Infrastructure Issues Brian J. Lepore, Director Defense Capabilities and Management Issues For Release on Delivery Expected at 10:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday, April 6, 2011 GAO-11-520T Accountability * Integrity * Reliability Highlights of GAO-11-520T, a testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives. April 6, 2011 FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY

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Before House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Committee...  

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on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform of the Committee on Overshigh and Government Reform GAO-05-207, HIGH-RISK SERIES: An...

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Evaluating serum anti-cyclin B1 antibodies as a biomarker for prevalent, early lung cancer in a population at high-risk for lung cancer  

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...postmenopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer in the NCIC...on bone loss in women at high risk for breast cancer, within a...postmenopausal women at increased risk of developing breast cancer...Eligible women had to have an acceptable quality BMD scan by DEXA taken...

Ann Marie Egloff; Joel Weissfeld; Stephanie R. Land; and Olivera J. Finn

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Discrete Alterations of Brain Network Structural Covariance in Individuals at Ultra-High Risk for Psychosis  

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AbstractBackground Investigation of aberrant large-scale brain networks offers novel insight into the role these networks play in diverse psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia. While there are studies reporting altered functional brain connectivity in participants at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis, it is unclear whether these alterations extend to structural brain networks. Methods Whole-brain structural covariance patterns of 133 participants at UHR for psychosis (51 of whom subsequently developed psychosis) and 65 healthy controls (HC) were studied. Following data pre-processing (using VBM8), the mean signal in seed regions relating to specific networks (visual, auditory, motor, speech, semantic, executive, salience and default-mode) were extracted and voxel-wise analyses of covariance were conducted to compare the association between whole brain signal and each seed region for UHR and HC individuals. UHR participants who transitioned were compared to those who did not. Results Significantly reduced structural covariance was observed in the UHR sample compared to HC for the default-mode network, and increased covariance for the motor and executive control networks. When those who transitioned to psychosis were compared with those who did not, aberrant structural covariance was observed in the salience, executive-control, auditory and motor networks. Conclusions Whole-brain structural covariance analyses revealed subtle changes of connectivity of the default-mode, executive control, salience, motor and auditory networks in UHR individuals for psychosis. Although we found significant differences, these are small changes, and tend to reflect largely intact structural networks.

Kareen Heinze; Renate L.E.P. Reniers; Barnaby Nelson; Alison R. Yung; Ashleigh Lin; Ben J. Harrison; Christos Pantelis; Dennis Velakoulis; Patrick D. McGorry; Stephen J. Wood

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RLOPF (risk-limiting optimal power flow) for systems with high penetration of wind power  

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Abstract In this paper, we formulate a RLOPF (risk-limiting optimal power flow) problem for systems with high penetration of wind power to address the issue of possibly violating the security constraints in power systems due to the volatility of wind power generations. To cope with the computational complexity of the proposed RLOPF problem, we propose a computationally efficient RLOPF algorithm assisted by the off-line constructed probability distribution models for bus voltage magnitudes and transmission line real power flows. We apply the proposed RLOPF algorithm to the RLOPF problems on a 26-bus power system for two cases of significantly different re-dispatching percentage share for non-renewable power generations to compensate the volatility of wind power generations. The test results reveal that the performance of all solutions obtained by the proposed RLOPF algorithm of various step-sizes in both cases meet the required probability 0.95 on satisfying the security constraints in the presence of variable wind power generations, and the CPU time consumption are mostly within 1s. We also test the performance of conventional OPF (optimal power flow) solution on both cases, and the resulted probability are all smaller than 0.783. These test results demonstrate the merit and the computational efficiency of the proposed RLOPF algorithm.

Shin-Yeu Lin; Ai-Chih Lin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying Men Diagnosed With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Who are at High Risk for Death From Prostate Cancer  

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Identifying Men Diagnosed With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Who are at High Risk for Death From Prostate Cancer Anthony V. D'Amico,* Ming Hui-Chen, Andrew A. Renshaw, Brenda Sussman, Kimberly A), Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, Department

Chen, Ming-Hui

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The Impact of the Samantha Academy of Creative Education (SACE) on Students Placed At-Risk at a Suburban High School in Southwest Texas  

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-risk can be developed within the context of a regular high school setting. Recommendations for further research and implications for practice were provided....

Valdez, Patrick J.

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Risk Components Removed from K-25s Tc-99 Area  

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Oak Ridge's EM program removes one of the highest risk components remaining in K-25 building with the successful crane removal of five components known as NaF traps.

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High-Oleic Ground Beef and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Men and Postmenopausal Women  

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About half of all deaths in developed countries are caused by cardiovascular disease. It is well known that cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk can be influenced by diet, but optimal dietary content of fatty acids continues to be debated. The effect...

Ghahramany, Ghazal

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Risk Assessment Programs at Federal Agencies and Commercial Industry Related to the Conduct or Regulation of High Hazard Operations  

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In the Department of Energy (DOE) Implementation Plan (IP) for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's Recommendation 2009-1, the DOE committed to studying the use of quantitative risk assessment methodologies at government agencies and industry. This study consisted of document reviews and interviews of senior management and risk assessment staff at six organizations. Data were collected and analyzed on risk assessment applications, risk assessment tools, and controls and infrastructure supporting the correct usage of risk assessment and risk management tools. The study found that the agencies were in different degrees of maturity in the use of risk assessment to support the analysis of high hazard operations and to support decisions related to these operations. Agencies did not share a simple, 'one size fits all' approach to tools, controls, and infrastructure needs. The agencies recognized that flexibility was warranted to allow use of risk assessment tools in a manner that is commensurate with the complexity of the application. The study also found that, even with the lack of some data, agencies application of the risk analysis structured approach could provide useful insights such as potential system vulnerabilities. This study, in combination with a companion study of risk assessment programs in the DOE Offices involved in high hazard operations, is being used to determine the nature and type of controls and infrastructure needed to support risk assessments at the DOE.

Bari, R.; Rosenbloom, S.; O'Brien, J.

2011-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Obesity, High Energy Intake, Lack of Physical Activity, and the Risk of Kidney Cancer  

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...activity, alcohol consumption, diet (69-item...Assessment of obesity and energy intake Participants...North Carolina). Energy intake and total...status, alcohol consumption, smoking, BMI...of cancer in the world: comparative risk...height, body mass, energy intake, and physical...

Sai Yi Pan; Marie DesMeules; Howard Morrison; and Shi Wu Wen

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spiritual Faith and Genetic Testing Decisions among High-Risk Breast Cancer Probands  

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...women ages 50 to 79. Using the decision theory concept of ambiguity as an analytic...ambiguous risk information. Theory Decision 1991;31:159-73. Perceived...women ages 50 to 79. Using the decision theory concept of "ambiguity" as an...

Marc D. Schwartz; Chanita Hughes; Joan Roth; David Main; Beth N. Peshkin; Claudine Isaacs; Carol Kavanagh; and Caryn Lerman

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prevalence of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin High-risk Variants in Mexican Mestizo Population and Their Association With Lung Function Values  

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AbstractIntroduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by restricted airflow. The best-documented genetic factor is alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT). AAT is encoded by the SERPINA1 gene. The PiZ (rs28929474) and PiS (rs17580) variants are believed to cause severe AAT deficiency and are linked to a high risk of developing COPD. This study sought to identify whether genetic polymorphisms rs28929474 and rs17580 are associated with COPD susceptibility and lung function values in a Mexican mestizo population. Methods In this study, 558 smokers were included, of whom 279 had COPD and 279 did not (smokers without COPD SWC). The PiS and PiZ variants were genotyped by allelic discrimination. Independent populations and lung function values were compared using the KruskalWallis test. A bivariate logistic regression analysis was also conducted. Results Stage I and IV COPD patients showed significant differences in the frequencies of both heterozygous genotypes compared to SWC. For PiS, individuals with the heterozygous genotype AT demonstrated a decreased FEV1/FVC ratio compared to subjects with the homozygous genotype AA (P=.037). A significant association was found between the FEV1/FVC ratio and genotype AA for PiS (OR=0.982, ? coefficient=?0.019, 95% CI=0.9660.997). Conclusions COPD-causing AAT deficiency risk alleles exist at a very low frequency among Mexican mestizo population. Although they are not directly linked in our study population with disease susceptibility, these risk alleles are associated with poorer lung function measurements. It is important to characterize how often these genetic risk variants occur in other Latin American populations.

Gloria Prez-Rubio; Luis Octavio Jimnez-Valverde; Alejandra Ramrez-Venegas; ngel Camarena; Ral H. Sansores; Fernando Flores-Trujillo; Juan M. Resndiz-Hernndez; Ramcs Falfn-Valencia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The benefits of ezetimibe in combination with a statin in patients at high risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) are achieved at an acceptable cost,  

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The benefits of ezetimibe in combination with a statin in patients at high risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) are achieved at an acceptable cost, according to a cost-utility analysis ... statutory sick funds, i...

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Consistency of quantitative multiplexed - methylation specific PCR (QM-MSP) performed on breast epithelial cells acquired by random periareolar fine needle aspiration (RPFNA) of women at high risk for development of breast cancer.  

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...women with persistent high-risk HPV infection and low-grade...Polyphenon E was shown to be acceptable, safe and well tolerated...defined as negative for high risk HPV and normal histopathology...clearance of persistent high risk HPV and related CIN 1. Further...

Bruce Kimler; Mary Jo Fackler; Trina Metheny; Teresa Phillips; Saraswati Sukumar; and Carol Fabian

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drinking Water Arsenic in Northern Chile: High Cancer Risks 40 Years after Exposure Cessation  

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...research-article Research Articles Drinking Water Arsenic in Northern Chile: High Cancer...worldwide are exposed to arsenic-contaminated water. In the largest city in northern Chile...people were exposed to high arsenic drinking water concentrations from 1958 until 1970 when...

Craig M. Steinmaus; Catterina Ferreccio; Johanna Acevedo Romo; Yan Yuan; Sandra Cortes; Guillermo Marshall; Lee E. Moore; John R. Balmes; Jane Liaw; Todd Golden; Allan H. Smith

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-informing decisions about high-level nuclear waste repositories  

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Performance assessments (PAs) are important sources of information for societal decisions in high-level radioactive waste (HLW) management, particularly in evaluating safety cases for proposed HLW repository development. ...

Ghosh, Suchandra Tina, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrons from high?energy x?ray medical accelerators: An estimate of risk to the radiotherapy patient  

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The problem of neutrons produced by many of the high?energy x?ray therapy machines (10 MV and above) is reviewed and the possible risk their presence poses to radiotherapy patients is estimated. A review of the regulatory background containing a summary of the recommendations of the U. S. Council of State Governments (USCSG) and of the International Electro?Technical Commission (IEC) as well as an indication that recommendations will be forthcoming from the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) and the International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) is presented. The neutrons in question are produced by high?energy photons(x rays) incident on the various materials of the target flattening filter collimators and other essential components of the equipment. The neutron yield (per treatmentdose) increases rapidly as the megavoltage is increased from 10 to 20 MV but remains approximately constant above this. Measurements and calculations of the quantity quality and spatial distribution of these neutrons and their concomitant dose are summarized. Values of the neutrondose are presented as entrance dose midline dose (10?cm depth) and integral dose both within and outside of the treatment volume. These values are much less than the unavoidable photondoses which are largely responsible for treatment side effects. For typical equipment the average neutron integral dose from accelerator?produced neutrons is about 47 g?cGy (per treatment cGy) depending on the treatment plan. This translates into an average dose of neutrons [averaged over the body of a typical 70?kg (154 1b) patient] of 0.060.10 cGy for a treatment of 1000 cGy. Using these neutrondoses and the best available neutron risk coefficients it is estimated that 5010? 6 fatal malignancies per year due to the neutrons may follow a typical treatment course of 5000 rads of 25?MV x rays. This is only about 1/60th of the average incidence of malignancies for the general population. Thus the cancer risk to the radiotherapy patient from accelerator?produced neutrons poses an additional risk to the patient that is negligible in comparison.

Ravinder Nath; Edward R. Epp; John S. Laughlin; William P. Swanson; Victor P. Bond

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrate risks and prevention solutions for a high pressure gas field offshore in South China Sea  

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YC13-4 gas field is located in the west of the South China Sea, where the seawater depth is around 90 m, and the average surface temperature is 26.2C, while the minimum temperature at seabed is 18.9C. Subsea wellheads are designed for gas production. In this paper, the risks of hydrate formation during drilling, well testing and gas production are analysed under different operation conditions. The results show that most hydrate problems will occur during shutdown and restart operations, and the degree of hydrate occurrence is slight to medium, which poses difficult tasks for choosing safe, reliable and economic methods to mitigate the hydrate problems. Various solutions for hydrate control in different processes are considered, including filling the wellbore with drilling/completion fluids or seawater for pressure control during shutdowns, and injection of methanol into wellbore and subsea pipeline during production. A simple and economic method using down-hole chokes to reduce gas pressure before it enters the hydrate stability zone is introduced, and the placement depth of the down-hole choke is determined. [Received: September 5, 2012; Accepted: March 6, 2013

Liang Zhang; Anyuan Huang; Wei Wang; Shaoran Ren; Shukai Jin; Dake Fang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obesity, High Energy Intake, Lack of Physical Activity, and the Risk of Kidney Cancer  

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...modification of energy intake and physical...The respective ethics review boards of...classification of energy costs of human physical...factors affecting the development of renal cell cancer...family in cancer development and progression...Obesity, high energy intake, lack of...

Sai Yi Pan; Marie DesMeules; Howard Morrison; and Shi Wu Wen

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obesity, High Energy Intake, Lack of Physical Activity, and the Risk of Kidney Cancer  

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...Article Research Articles Obesity, High Energy Intake, Lack of Physical Activity, and...controls to assess the effect of obesity, energy intake, and recreational physical activity...by age, whereas the effect of excess energy intake was stronger among older people...

Sai Yi Pan; Marie DesMeules; Howard Morrison; Shi Wu Wen

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of high and low intensity contact between secondary and primary care to detect people at ultra-high risk for psychosis: study protocol for a theory-based, cluster randomized controlled trial  

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Abstract Background The early detection and referral to specialized services of young people at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis may reduce the duration of untreated psychosis and, therefore, improve prognosis. General practitioners (GPs...

Perez, Jesus; Russo, Debra A; Stochl, Jan; Byford, Sarah; Zimbron, Jorge; Graffy, Jonathan P; Painter, Michelle; Croudace, Tim J; Jones, Peter B

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Hearing risk associated with the usage of personal listening devices among urban high school students in Malaysia  

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Objectives To investigate listening habits and hearing risks associated with the use of personal listening devices among urban high school students in Malaysia. Study design Cross-sectional, descriptive study. Methods In total, 177 personal listening device users (1316 years old) were interviewed to elicit their listening habits (e.g. listening duration, volume setting) and symptoms of hearing loss. Their listening levels were also determined by asking them to set their usual listening volume on an Apple iPod TM playing a pre-selected song. The iPod's sound output was measured with an artificial ear connected to a sound level meter. Subjects also underwent pure tone audiometry to ascertain their hearing thresholds at standard frequencies (0.58kHz) and extended high frequencies (916kHz). Results The mean measured listening level and listening duration for all subjects were 72.2dBA and 1.2h/day, respectively. Their self-reported listening levels were highly correlated with the measured levels (Plistened at higher volumes also tend to listen for longer durations (P=0.012). Male subjects listened at a significantly higher volume than female subjects (P=0.008). When sound exposure levels were compared with the recommended occupational noise exposure limit, 4.5% of subjects were found to be listening at levels which require mandatory hearing protection in the occupational setting. Hearing loss (?25dB hearing level at one or more standard test frequencies) was detected in 7.3% of subjects. Subjects' sound exposure levels from the devices were positively correlated with their hearing thresholds at two of the extended high frequencies (11.2 and 14kHz), which could indicate an early stage of noise-induced hearing loss. Conclusions Although the average high school student listened at safe levels, a small percentage of listeners were exposed to harmful sound levels. Preventive measures are needed to avoid permanent hearing damage in high-risk listeners.

A.H. Sulaiman; K. Seluakumaran; R. Husain

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-tide flight by wintering Dunlins (Calidris alpina): a weather-dependent trade-off between energy loss and predation risk  

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ARTICLE High-tide flight by wintering Dunlins (Calidris alpina): a weather-dependent trade-off between energy loss and predation risk Dick Dekker Abstract: Migratory shorebirds wintering or staging on ocean coasts collect at high tide on roosting sites that remain above the flood line. However, some

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Modeling of fission product release from HTR (high temperature reactor) fuel for risk analyses  

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The US and FRG have developed methodologies to determine the performance of and fission product release from TRISO-coated fuel particles under postulated accident conditions. The paper presents a qualitative and quantitative comparison of US and FRG models. The models are those used by General Atomics (GA) and by the German Nuclear Research Center at Juelich (KFA/ISF). A benchmark calculation was performed for fuel temperatures predicted for the US Department of Energy sponsored Modular High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (MHTGR). Good agreement in the benchmark calculations supports the on-going efforts to verify and validate the independently developed codes of GA and KFA/ISF. This work was performed under the US/FRG Umbrella Agreement for Cooperation on Gas Cooled Reactor Development. 6 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

Bolin, J.; Verfondern, K.; Dunn, T.; Kania, M.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on All-Cause Mortality in Men With High-Risk Prostate Cancer and a History of Congestive Heart Failure or Myocardial Infarction  

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Purpose: It is unknown whether the excess risk of all-cause mortality (ACM) observed when androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is added to radiation for men with prostate cancer and a history of congestive heart failure (CHF) or myocardial infarction (MI) also applies to those with high-risk disease. Methods and Materials: Of 14,594 men with cT1c-T3aN0M0 prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy-based radiation from 1991 through 2006, 1,378 (9.4%) with a history of CHF or MI comprised the study cohort. Of these, 22.6% received supplemental external beam radiation, and 42.9% received a median of 4 months of neoadjuvant ADT. Median age was 71.8 years. Median follow-up was 4.3 years. Cox multivariable analysis tested for an association between ADT use and ACM within risk groups, after adjusting for treatment factors, prognostic factors, and propensity score for ADT. Results: ADT was associated with significantly increased ACM (adjusted hazard ratio [AHR] = 1.76; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.32-2.34; p = 0.0001), with 5-year estimates of 22.71% with ADT and 11.62% without ADT. The impact of ADT on ACM by risk group was as follows: high-risk AHR = 2.57; 95% CI, 1.17-5.67; p = 0.019; intermediate-risk AHR = 1.75; 95% CI, 1.13-2.73; p = 0.012; low-risk AHR = 1.52; 95% CI, 0.96-2.43; p = 0.075). Conclusions: Among patients with a history of CHF or MI treated with brachytherapy-based radiation, ADT was associated with increased all-cause mortality, even for patients with high-risk disease. Although ADT has been shown in Phase III studies to improve overall survival in high-risk disease, the small subgroup of high-risk patients with a history of CHF or MI, who represented about 9% of the patients, may be harmed by ADT.

Nguyen, Paul L., E-mail: pnguyen@LROC.harvard.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Chen, Ming-Hui [Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States); Beckman, Joshua A. [Department of Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Beard, Clair J.; Martin, Neil E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Choueiri, Toni K. [Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States); Hu, Jim C. [Division of Urologic Surgery, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Hoffman, Karen E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Dosoretz, Daniel E. [21st Century Oncology, Fort Myers, FL (United States); Moran, Brian J. [Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL (United States); Salenius, Sharon A. [21st Century Oncology, Fort Myers, FL (United States); Braccioforte, Michelle H. [Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL (United States); Kantoff, Philip W. [Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States); D'Amico, Anthony V. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Ennis, Ronald D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt and Beth Israel Hospitals, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY (Israel)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Risks of Risk Decisions  

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...manuscript. 17. B. Fischhoff, P. Slovic, S. Lichtenstein, S. Read, B. Combs, Policy Sci...Perspectives on Benefit-Risk Decision Making...20. P. Slovic, B. Fischhoff, S. Lichtenstein, in So-cietal Risk Assessment: How Safe...

Chauncey Starr; Chris Whipple

1980-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of PRA (Probabilistic Risk Assessment) in the management of safety issues at the High Flux Isotope Reactor  

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The High Flux Isotope reactor (HFIR) is a high performance isotope production and research reactor which has been in operation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since 1965. In late 1986 the reactor was shut down as a result of discovery of unexpected neutron embrittlement of the reactor vessel. In January of 1988, a level 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) (excluding external events) was published as part of the response to the many reviews that followed the shutdown and for use by ORNL to prioritize action items intended to upgrade the safety of the reactor. A conservative estimate of the core damage frequency initiated by internal events for HFIR was 3.11 {times} 10{sup {minus}4}. In June 1989 a draft external events initiated PRA was published. The dominant contributions from external events came from seismic, wind, and fires. The overall external event contribution to core damage frequency is about 138% of the internal event initiated contribution and is dominated by wind initiators. The PRA has provided a basis for the management of a wide range of safety and operation issues at the HFIR. 3 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Flanagan, G.F.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reinforcing floodrisk estimation  

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...However, most ood-risk estimates support decisions...charac- ter. These are investment decisions, where the...current level of ood risk, making improvements...generated a national ood-risk map with a high political and societal impact...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH RISK COUNTRIES Afghanistan  

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Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sudan Suriname

Duchowski, Andrew T.

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Agreement between Self- and Clinician-Collected Specimen Results for Detection and Typing of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus in Specimens from Women in Gugulethu, South Africa  

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...still fair, with the Digene Hybrid Capture 2 test (HC2), with...significant clinical and laboratory infrastructure, trained cytologists or pathologists...of Cape Town with the Digene Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2) High-Risk...Shah, et al. 1999. Use of a hybrid capture assay of self-collected...

Heidi E. Jones; Bruce R. Allan; Janneke H. H. M. van de Wijgert; Lydia Altini; Sylvia M. Taylor; Alana de Kock; Nicol Coetzee; Anna-Lise Williamson

2007-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of High Solar Penetration in the Western Interconnection  

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Impact of High Solar Penetration Impact of High Solar Penetration in the Western Interconnection Debra Lew National Renewable Energy Laboratory Nicholas Miller, Kara Clark, Gary Jordan, and Zhi Gao GE Energy Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-49667 December 2010 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Impact of High Solar Penetration in the Western Interconnection Debra Lew National Renewable Energy Laboratory Nicholas Miller, Kara Clark, Gary Jordan, and Zhi Gao GE Energy Prepared under Task No. SM101610

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Fistulotomy in the Tertiary Setting can Achieve High Rates of Fistula Cure with an Acceptable Risk of Deterioration in Continence  

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Surgery is the mainstay of treatment of anal fistulas. Low fistulas are often laid open, but higher fistulas present a more difficult problem. Patient choice centres on a compromise between risk of recurrence ...

P. Tozer; S. Sala; V. Cianci; K. Kalmar; G. K. Atkin

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk assessment for the off-site transportation of high-level waste for the U.S. Department of Energy waste management programmatic environmental impact statement  

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This report describes the human health risk assessment conducted for the transportation of high-level waste (HLW) in support of the US Department of Energy Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS). The assessment considers risks to collective populations and individuals under both routine and accident transportation conditions for truck and rail shipment modes. The report discusses the scope of the HLW transportation assessment, describes the analytical methods used for the assessment, defines the alternatives considered in the WM PEIS, and details important assessment assumptions. Results are reported for five alternatives. In addition, to aid in the understanding and interpretation of the results, specific areas of uncertainty are described, with an emphasis on how the uncertainties may affect comparisons of the alternatives.

Monette, F.A.; Biwer, B.M.; LePoire, D.J.; Chen, S.Y. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Div.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceptable Risk  

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The acceptability of risk is a complex subject. Judgments of acceptability ... and by the society at large. A risk may be acceptable to the consumer of a product or ... but those who receive no benefit but some risk

Chris Whipple

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Prioritization  

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Quality Managers Quality Managers Software Quality Assurance Subcommittee Reference Document SQAS21.01.00 - 1999 Software Risk Management A Practical Guide February, 2000 Abstract This document is a practical guide for integrating software risk management into a software project. The purpose of Risk Management is to identify, assess and control project risks. Identified risks are analyzed to determine their potential impact and likelihood of occurrence. Risk Management Plans are developed to document the project's approach to risk management, risks, and decisions made about what should be done with each risk. Risks and risk actions are then tracked to closure. Software Risk Management: A Practical Guide SQAS21.01.00 Acknowledgments This document was prepared for the Department of Energy (DOE) by a Working Group of the DOE

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Political Risk  

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Investors in nondomestic securities face a number of risks beyond those of domestic securities. Political risk can affect a bond investor in a...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High frequency of K-ras codon 12 mutations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients at high risk for second primary lung cancer.  

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...lung cancer. | A high frequency of K-ras mutations...Cancer Research 479 High Frequency of K-ras Codon 12...ABSTRACT A high frequency of K-ras mutations...9610 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850...specimens. Only a small, variable percent-age of bronchial...

F M Scott; R Modali; T A Lehman; M Seddon; K Kelly; E C Dempsey; V Wilson; M S Tockman; and J L Mulshine

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Political risk  

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A book that considers political risk and how it can be managed: what political risk is; the types of risk; how to forecast regime instability; case histories; using scenarios; regional and global corporate strategies; managing political analysis and decision making in the international company and bank including staff-line relationships; the question of centralization and information gathering; risk aversion; risk management; insurance and hedging.

Overholt, W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract OT2-6-11: PENELOPE: Phase III study evaluating palbociclib (PD-0332991), a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitor in patients with hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-normal primary breast cancer with high relapse risk after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (GBG-78/BIG1-13)  

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...prostate cancer at high risk for recurrence. Experimental...prostatectomy is feasible with acceptable toxicity. Additional...rates in this high-risk population. Because...prostatectomy is feasible with acceptable toxicity. Additional...rates in this high-risk population. Because...

G von Minckwitz; H Bear; H Bonnefoi; M Colleoni; K Gelmon; M Gnant; S-B Kim; S Loibl; A Makris; M Martin; V Nekljudova; H Rugo; KS Saini; M Toi; M Untch; and G Werutsky

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Viral Load of High-Risk Human Papillomaviruses as Reliable Clinical Predictor for the Presence of Cervical Lesions  

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...analyzed the viral load data of (p)Hr-HPV...practice, our data open possibilities...for high viral loads, reflex cytology...providing sufficient power to assess sensitivity...that histologic data was missing for...the high viral load cut off may miss...

Markus Schmitt; Christophe Depuydt; Ina Benoy; Johannes Bogers; Jerome Antoine; Michael Pawlita; and Marc Arbyn

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sociocultural definitions of risk  

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Public constituencies frequently are criticized by technical experts as being irrational in response to low-probability risks. This presentation argued that most people are concerned with a variety of risk attributes other than probability and that is rather irrational to exclude these from the definition and analysis of technological risk. Risk communication, which is at the heart of the right-to-know concept, is described as the creation of shared meaning rather than the mere transmission of information. A case study of utilities, public utility commissions, and public interest groups illustrates how the diversity of institutional cultures in modern society leads to problems for the creation of shared meanings in establishing trust, distributing liability, and obtaining consent to risk. This holistic approach to risk analysis is most appropriate under conditions of high uncertainty and/or decision stakes. 1 fig., 5 tabs.

Rayner, S.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Transportation Risk Assessment Tool for Analyzing the Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste to the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository  

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The Yucca Mountain Transportation Database was developed as a data management tool for assembling and integrating data from multiple sources to compile the potential transportation impacts presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada (DEIS). The database uses the results from existing models and codes such as RADTRAN, RISKIND, INTERLINE, and HIGHWAY to estimate transportation-related impacts of transporting spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from commercial reactors and U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities to Yucca Mountain. The source tables in the database are compendiums of information from many diverse sources including: radionuclide quantities for each waste type; route and route characteristics for rail, legal-weight truck, heavy haul. truck, and barge transport options; state-specific accident and fatality rates for routes selected for analysis; packaging and shipment data by waste type; unit risk factors; the complex behavior of the packaged waste forms in severe transport accidents; and the effects of exposure to radiation or the isotopic specific effects of radionclides should they be released in severe transportation accidents. The database works together with the codes RADTRAN (Neuhauser, et al, 1994) and RISKlND (Yuan, et al, 1995) to calculate incident-free dose and accident risk. For the incident-free transportation scenario, the database uses RADTRAN and RISKIND-generated data to calculate doses to offlink populations, onlink populations, people at stops, crews, inspectors, workers at intermodal transfer stations, guards at overnight stops, and escorts, as well as non-radioactive pollution health effects. For accident scenarios, the database uses RADTRAN-generated data to calculate dose risks based on ingestion, inhalation, resuspension, immersion (cloudshine), and groundshine as well as non-radioactive traffic fatalities. The Yucca Mountain EIS Transportation Database was developed using Microsoft Access 97{trademark} software and the Microsoft Windows NT{trademark} operating system. The database consists of tables for storing data, forms for selecting data for querying, and queries for retrieving the data in a predefined format. Database queries retrieve records based on input parameters and are used to calculate incident-free and accident doses using unit risk factors obtained from RADTRAN results. The next section briefly provides some background that led to the development of the database approach used in preparing the Yucca Mountain DEIS. Subsequent sections provide additional details on the database structure and types of impacts calculated using the database.

Ralph Best; T. Winnard; S. Ross; R. Best

2001-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceptable Risk in Society  

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Problems associated with drug risks and drug safety rank high on the list of priorities in discussions that are taking place within the profession throughout the world, and, what is more, the political content...

A. Krauer

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Viral Load of High-Risk Human Papillomaviruses as Reliable Clinical Predictor for the Presence of Cervical Lesions  

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...specimens with high viral loads showed reduced amplification...beta-globin (unpublished data). To strengthen this...we analyzed the viral load data of (p)Hr-HPV types...for assessing viral load probably have led to inconsistent data for non-HPV16 types...

Markus Schmitt; Christophe Depuydt; Ina Benoy; Johannes Bogers; Jerome Antoine; Michael Pawlita; and Marc Arbyn

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Oleic Ground Beef, Exercise, and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Men and Postmenopausal Women  

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-MUFA, short-term corn-fed), or 1.10 (high-MUFA, long-term corn-fed). Blood was collected from each subject before and at the end of each diet period. Overall, the ground beef interventions decreased plasma insulin, HDL2, and HDL3 particle diameter and ?...

Gilmore, Linda Anne

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines  

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Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions bad generalization Structural Risk Minimization Kernels SupportStructural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines Kernel Methods Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines 1 Structural Risk Minimization High Dimensional

Kjellström, Hedvig

132

Risk Characterization  

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Abstract The last step of the risk assessment process, risk characterization, combines the results of the toxicity and exposure assessment to arrive at a risk estimate. The results of the toxicity assessment vary depending on whether the substance is identified as a carcinogen or a noncarcinogen. In the former case, the risk characterization provides an estimate of the incidence of cancer; e.g., additional cases per one million exposed individuals. In the latter, the characterization describes whether or not the risk exceeds an acceptable threshold.

M.A. Kamrin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-precision calculation of the dispersion coefficients of ground-state hydrogen using a variationally stable approach  

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Highly accurate computations of the van der Waals dispersion coefficients of hydrogen are presented. Using the variationally stable method of Gao and Starace [Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 404 (1988); Phys. Rev. A 39, 4550 (1989)], we report results for the C6 and C9 coefficients to 28 and 34 significant digits, respectively. Comparisons are given to results of prior work. The present values can be used as a benchmark for other approaches.

Mauro Masili and R. J. Gentil

2008-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy and External-Beam Radiotherapy for Hormone-Naieve Low- and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer: A 7-Year Experience  

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Purpose: To report clinical outcomes and early and late complications in 264 hormone-naieve patients with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) in combination with external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Methods and Materials: Between February 2000 and July 2007, 264 patients underwent HDR-BT in combination with EBRT as a treatment for their low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. The HDR-BT was performed using ultrasound-based implantation. The total HDR-BT dose was 18 Gy in 3 fractions within 24 h, with a 6-h minimum interval. The EBRT started 2 weeks after HDR-BT and was delivered in 25 fractions of 1.8 Gy to 45 Gy within 5 weeks. Results: After a mean follow-up of 74.5 months, 4 patients (1.5%) showed prostate-specific antigen progression according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology definition and 8 patients (3%) according to the Phoenix definition. A biopsy-proven local recurrence was registered in 1 patient (0.4%), and clinical progression (bone metastases) was documented in 2 patients (0.7%). Seven-year actuarial freedom from biochemical failure was 97%, and 7-year disease-specific survival and overall survival were 100% and 91%, respectively. Toxicities were comparable to other series. Conclusions: Treatment with interstitial HDR-BT plus EBRT shows a low incidence of late complications and a favorable oncologic outcome after 7 years follow-up.

Aluwini, Shafak, E-mail: s.aluwini@erasmusmc.nl [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Rooij, Peter H. van [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Kirkels, Wim J. [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Jansen, Peter P.; Praag, John O. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Bangma, Chris H. [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Urology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Kolkman-Deurloo, Inger-Karine K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Legacy Risk Measure for Environmental Management Waste  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is investigating the development of a comprehensive and quantitative risk model framework for environmental management activities at the site. Included are waste management programs (high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, spent nuclear fuel, and special nuclear materials), major environmental restoration efforts, major decontamination and decommissioning projects, and planned long-term stewardship activities. Two basic types of risk estimates are included: risks from environmental management activities, and long-term legacy risks from wastes/materials. Both types of risks are estimated using the Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) developed at the INEEL. Given these two types of risk calculations, the following evaluations can be performed: Risk evaluation of an entire program (covering waste/material as it now exists through disposal or other end states) Risk comparisons of alternative programs or activities Comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost for activities or entire programs Ranking of programs or activities by risk Ranking of wastes/materials by risk Evaluation of site risk changes with time as activities progress Integrated performance measurement using indicators such as injury/death and exposure rates. This paper discusses the definition and calculation of legacy risk measures and associated issues. The legacy risk measure is needed to support three of the seven types of evaluations listed above: comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost, ranking of wastes/materials by risk, and evaluation of site risk changes with time.

Eide, Steven Arvid; Nitschke, Robert Leon

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inhibitory Effects of Orally Administered Green Tea, Black Tea, and Caffeine on Skin Carcinogenesis in Mice Previously Treated with Ultraviolet B Light (High-Risk Mice): Relationship to Decreased Tissue Fat  

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...administration of a green tea extract rich...stimulated 24-h energy expenditure and fat...available as a source of energy under tumors also...administration of green tea to high-risk...J. Efficacy of a green tea extract rich...increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat...

Yao-Ping Lu; You-Rong Lou; Yong Lin; Weichung Joe Shih; Mou-Tuan Huang; Chung S. Yang; and Allan H. Conney

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO-12-120G, GAO Schedule Assessment Guide  

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and accountability. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates one of the largest health care systems in the country. As of August 2009, VA's Veterans Health Administration...

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Normal fasting plasma glucose levels and type 2 diabetes: the high-risk and population strategy for occupational health promotion (HIPOP-CHP) study  

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The objective of this study is to ascertain if higher normal fasting glucose levels are also an independent risk of developing diabetes in an Asian population, and we thus analysed data from a cohort of health...

Y. Hayashino; S. Fukuhara; Y. Suzukamo; T. Okamura; T. Tanaka

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

RISK ANALYSIS AND QUANTITATIVE RISK MANAGEMENT  

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Abstract Risk analysis is a decision-oriented process consisting of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. Risk analysis is a formalized scientifically based approach recognized by the World Trade Organization as the tool to address food safety issues and which shall found food safety regulation. Risk analysis is designed to meet specified goals for risk management activities, which should be related to the acceptable level of protection deemed appropriate in a country. Quantitative risk management can be based on relevant risk-based metrics, such as food safety objectives and Performance Objectives. The article addresses the elements and steps involved in risk analysis as currently recommended.

C. Heggum

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines  

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Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions #12;Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines High Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions bad generalization #12;Structural Risk MinimizationStructural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines Kernel Methods

Kjellström, Hedvig

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141

Risk management  

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In the autumn of 1993 an incident occurred with a diving support vessel, whereby a live pipeline from a NAM gas production platform, situated in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, was considerably displaced. Key element in the repair of the line was to identify potential hazards involved in various remedial scenarios and to manage the associated risks.

Visser, M. [Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij, Velsen (Netherlands)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - 01 Bosco PM Workshop BOSCO Feb22_2010PB final rcvd 5 Mar [Compatibility Mode]  

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SUCCESS SUCCESS Get Off GAO High-Risk List (NNSA & EM): ( ) Improve Project (Contract) Management Paul Bosco, PE, PMP, LEED-AP Director, OECM 1 RCA/CAP: http://management.doe.gov/ Overview * Why on GAO High-Risk List? y g * What is Project Success? How Are We Doing? What's the Forecast? - How Are We Doing? What s the Forecast? * RCA/CAP* Initiatives: An Update * Dep Sec Project Management (PM) Policies * DOE Order 413.3A: Some Proposed Changes * Final Thoughts 2 * RCA: Root Cause Analysis; CAP: Corrective Action Plan Why on GAO High- Risk List? Risk List? * Since 1990 What's the Problem? Since 1990, What s the Problem? -Inadequate (Federal) Management -Inadequate (Federal) Oversight -Lack of Accountability -Lack of Accountability

143

Legacy Risk Measure for Environmental Waste  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is investigating the development of a comprehensive and quantitative risk model framework for environmental management activities at the site. Included are waste management programs (high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, spent nuclear fuel, and special nuclear materials), major environmental restoration efforts, major decontamination and decommissioning projects, and planned long-term stewardship activities. Two basic types of risk estimates are included: risks from environmental management activities, and long-term legacy risks from wastes/materials. Both types of risks are estimated using the Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) developed at the INEEL. Given these two types of risk calculations, the following evaluations can be performed: risk evaluation of an entire program (covering waste/material as it now exists through disposal or other e nd states); risk comparisons of alternative programs or activities; comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost for activities or entire programs; ranking of programs or activities by risk; ranking of wastes/materials by risk; evaluation of site risk changes with time as activities progress; and integrated performance measurement using indicators such as injury/death and exposure rates. This paper discusses the definition and calculation of legacy risk measures and associated issues. The legacy risk measure is needed to support three of the seven types of evaluations listed above: comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost, ranking of wastes/materials by risk, and evaluation of site risk changes with time.

Eide, S. A.; Nitschke, R. L.

2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

144

Environment Pollution Risk Assessment In Ukraine  

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An excessive concentration of industrial facilities and automobile transport in Ukraine has led to an extremely high anthropogenic ... Environment pollution risk assessments for industrial regions of Ukraine have...

G. I. Rudko

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Successful Characterization Strategies for the Active High Risk Y-12 National Security Complex 9201-5 (Alpha-5) Facility, Oak Ridge, TN - 12164  

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Building 9201-5 (Alpha 5) was completed in May 1944 and served as a production facility for National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Y-12 Weapons Plant. During the Manhattan Project, it functioned as a uranium enrichment facility. The facility was renovated and altered over the years, converting the calutrons to support other missions. Alpha 5 consists of 4 floors and a basement measuring approximately 600,000 square feet. The facility contains various pieces of equipment remaining from legacy operations. A significant amount (approximately 200,000 kgs) of mercury (Hg) has been spilled in the facility over the operational history of the building. To further complicate matters, beryllium (Be) contamination in 9201-5 is found throughout approximately sixty percent of the facility. Concentrations varying from very low (< 0.2 micrograms (?g)/100 cm{sup 2}) to areas where concentrations are relatively high, approximately 600 ?g/100 cm{sup 2}, in regulated beryllium areas. The primary site related contaminants (SRCs) for the waste in this facility are enriched uranium, depleted uranium, beryllium and mercury. This facility represents the highest environmental risk for DOE-ORO EM and NNSA at Y-12 and must be quickly addressed to minimize impacts to future Y-12 missions, as well as human health and the environment. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), approximately 700,000 cubic feet of legacy material was removed in 2010 and 2011. In addition, characterization of the 9201-5 facility was scheduled in the winter and spring of 2011. This activity was initiated in January 2011 and was completed in July 2011. Heavy schedule pressure was further complicated by the fact that this building has active utility, security and process systems. Given these complex variables, a unique, out of the box characterization strategy was forged in an effort to bound radiological and chemical contaminants, as well as providing the appropriate level of quality to ensure that this data could be used to develop waste profiles when deactivation, decontamination and demolition (D and D) activities are authorized at a future date. The characterization strategy involved a hybrid model of statistically-based and biased sampling events. To achieve the desired results, traditional intrusive sampling and laboratory analysis, as well as a number of field-based characterization methodologies (e.g., X-ray Fluorescence [XRF], Lumex and Non-Destructive Assay [NDA]) were utilized. Results were captured and synthesized into meaningful, usable conclusions in a facility characterization report that will more accurately aid D and D cost estimates for future remedial actions. This massive characterization campaign involved over 1,200 separate sample locations using 4 separate characterization methods and was successfully completed to meet a performance-based milestone within 8 months of initiation. (authors)

Birchfield, Joseph W. III [Link Technologies (United States); Albrecht, Linda [Alliant Corporation (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Management Tool Attributes:  

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- Tools & SMEs - Tools & SMEs Outline for Breakout Session TOOLS 1. Types of Tools a. Risk Management - Database & Reports, risk register, risk forms, risk tracking & monitoring, basis of estimate, action item tracking, historical record of risks & changes, configuration control, enterprise-wide, metrics, risk performance index, risk checklist, graphical display, management reporting (various levels), risk communications b. Risk Analysis i. Cost, ii. budgets, funding, cash-flow analysis, iii. Schedule iv. tailoring categories v. Integrated Cost & Schedule vi. Project phase analysis; organization ownership & joint planning c. Risk Knowledge and Lessons Learned Database i. Enterprise-wide ii. Job/owner-specific iii. Workshops - project specific, risk management,

147

Risk Identification and Assessment  

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Mitigation Technique |Internal Control (if needed)| ||| ||| ||| References RiskOpportunity Categories People - Risks that affect the individual well being. Mission...

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Human Resources hs_msc33 Page 1 of 1 Date issued: 15-Apr-10 Field Activity Risk Matrix  

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with high risk factors, logging, quarries and mines, roading or similar development sites. Controlled High

Hickman, Mark

149

CANCER RISKS AM I AT RISK?  

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CANCER RISKS AM I AT RISK? It is often hard to explain why one person develops cancer and another does not. There are risk factors that could increase a person's likelihood of developing cancer, however, some people may have many of these risk factors and never get cancer. When thinking about your

Hardy, Christopher R.

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

0 0 Summary Our short-term outlook for a wide array of energy prices has been adjusted upward as international and domestic energy supply conditions have tightened. We think that crude oil prices are as likely as not to end the year $2 to $3 per barrel higher than our previous projections. Thus, we think that the probability of West Texas Intermediate costing an average of $30 per barrel or more at midwinter is about 50 percent. On their current track, heating oil prices are likely to be about 30 percent above year-ago levels in the fourth quarter. Prices for Q1 2001 seem more likely now to match or exceed the high level seen in Q1 2000. Tight oil markets this year and an inherent propensity for high gas utilization in incremental power supply have resulted in rising North American natural gas

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Natural disasters and the challenge of extreme events: risk management from an insurance perspective  

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...high uncertainty in actual risk evaluation to an acceptable level. Due to the rarity...extreme events, specific risk prevention measures are hardly...high uncertainty in actual risk evaluation to an acceptable level. Due to the rarity...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of mathematical models for the prediction of organs-at-risk dosimetric metrics in high-dose-rate gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy  

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Purpose: Given the complicated nature of an interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy treatment plan, the use of a quantitative tool to evaluate the quality of the achieved metrics compared to clinical practice would be advantageous. For this purpose, predictive mathematical models to predict the D{sub 2cc} of rectum and bladder in interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy are discussed and validated.Methods: Previous plans were used to establish the relationship between D2cc and the overlapping volume of the organ at risk with the targeted area (C0) or a 1-cm expansion of the target area (C1). Three mathematical models were evaluated: D{sub 2cc}=?*C{sub 1}+? (LIN); D{sub 2cc}=? exp(?*C{sub 0}) (EXP); and a mixed approach (MIX), where both C{sub 0} and C{sub 1} were inputs of the model. The parameters of the models were optimized on a training set of patient data, and the predictive error of each model (predicted D{sub 2cc}? real D{sub 2cc}) was calculated on a validation set of patient data. The data of 20 patients were used to perform a K-fold cross validation analysis, with K = 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 20.Results: MIX was associated with the smallest mean prediction error <6.4% for an 18-patient training set; LIN had an error <8.5%; EXP had an error <8.3%. Best case scenario analysis shows that an error ?5% can be achieved for a ten-patient training set with MIX, an error ?7.4% for LIN, and an error ?6.9% for EXP. The error decreases with the increase in training set size, with the most marked decrease observed for MIX.Conclusions: The MIX model can predict the D{sub 2cc} of the organs at risk with an error lower than 5% with a training set of ten patients or greater. The model can be used in the development of quality assurance tools to identify treatment plans with suboptimal sparing of the organs at risk. It can also be used to improve preplanning and in the development of real-time intraoperative planning tools.

Damato, Antonio L.; Viswanathan, Akila N.; Cormack, Robert A. [Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States)] [Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

0 0 Highlights International Oil Markets Prices. We have raised our world oil price projection by about $2 per barrel for this month because of assumed greater compliance by OPEC to targeted cuts, especially for the second quarter of 2000 (Figure 1). The expected decline in world petroleum inventories continues (Figure 2), and, given the generally stiff resolve of OPEC members to maintain production cuts, any sign of a turnaround in stocks may be postponed until later this year than previously assumed (Q3 instead of Q2). Our current estimate for the average import cost this past January is now $25 per barrel, a nearly $15-per-barrel increase from January 1999. Crude oil prices are expected to remain at relatively high levels for the first half of 2000, but

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Introduction Dynamic Risk Measures  

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Introduction Dynamic Risk Measures Dynamic Risk Measures from BMO martingales Bid-Ask Dynamic Pricing Procedure Conclusion MESURES DE RISQUE DYNAMIQUES DYNAMIC RISK MEASURES Jocelyne Bion-Nadal CNRS Risk Measures Dynamic Risk Measures from BMO martingales Bid-Ask Dynamic Pricing Procedure Conclusion

Bion-Nadal, Jocelyne

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Slide 1  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Doing Business with Doing Business with the Office of Environmental Management Christopher Honkomp Office Director Office of Procurement Planning December 12, 2013 Improve Contract and Project Management DOE EM Goal: Improve project and contract management with the objective of delivering results on time and within cost. * Strategy 1: Annually-assess contract and project management staffing and skills to build and sustain needed capacity for Federal oversight of EM mission. (GAO High Risk Criteria.) * Strategy 2: Independently-validate the effectiveness and sustainability of contract and project management improvement actions through project and contract management reviews. (GAO High Risk Criteria.) * Strategy 3: Improve the timeliness of approvals for contract performance

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Accelerating Clean-up at Savannah River  

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Contract and Project Management Contract and Project Management Corrective Action Plan (CAP) UPDATE Brief to DOE Procurement Directors Melvin Frank, PMP Office of Engineering and Construction Management (OECM) U. S. Department of Energy April 27, 2010 2 Outline of Presentation * Background - GAO High-Risk List - Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective Action Plan (CAP) * Current Status of RCA / CAP Initiatives - Change Management - PM vs CM - MR and Contingency - PARS-II - EVMS * Deputy Secretary PM Policies * Final Thoughts and "Take-Aways" * Questions / Comments / Discussion 3 GAO High Risk List * Why are we on "The List"? What's the Problem? * Since 1990, DOE's record of: - Inadequate (Federal) Management

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Poudre High School From Fort Collins , Colorado Wins U.S. Department of  

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Poudre High School From Fort Collins , Colorado Wins U.S. Poudre High School From Fort Collins , Colorado Wins U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl® Poudre High School From Fort Collins , Colorado Wins U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl® April 30, 2007 - 12:45pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Poudre High School from Fort Collins, Colorado won the 2007 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® for high school students today at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. Poudre High School beat State College Area High School from State College, Pennsylvania in the national championship match. Teams representing 64 high schools from across the United States competed in the National Finals. Members of the winning team include Patrick Chaffey, Sam Elder, Winston Gao, Sam Sun, Logan Wright and coach Jack Lundt. The team won a science

158

Country Political Risk Contents  

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For investors, domestic and international, the assessment of political risk is very important to decide whether to ... not in a particular market or country. Political risk can simply be defined as the risk of lo...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Perception of risk  

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...DECISION-THEORY, ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY 12 : 473 ( 1961 ). EDWARDS, W, IN PRESS RISK ANAL . FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK ( 1981 ). FISCHHOFF, B, POLICY SCI 8 : 127 ( 1978 ). FISCHHOFF, B, DEFINING RISK, POLICY SCIENCES 17 : 123...

P Slovic

1987-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium  

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Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes Title Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Liu, Gao, Shidi Xun, Nenad Vukmirovic, Xiangyun Song, Paul Olalde-Velasco, Honghe Zheng, Vince S. Battaglia, Linwang Wang, and Wanli Yang Journal Advanced Materials Volume 23 Start Page 4679 Issue 40 Pagination 4679 - 4683 Date Published 10/2011 Keywords binders, conducting polymers, density funcational theory, lithium batteries, X-ray spectroscopy Abstract A conductive polymer is developed for solving the long-standing volume change issue in lithium battery electrodes. A combination of synthesis, spectroscopy and simulation techniques tailors the electronic structure of the polymer to enable in situ lithium doping. Composite anodes based on this polymer and commercial Si particles exhibit 2100 mAh g-1 in Si after 650 cycles without any conductive additive.

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Decomposition of Risk Functionals  

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It is well known that most risk measures (risk functionals) are time .... to identify acceptable strategies in a decision or optimization process: the acceptability...

Alois Pichler

2014-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

162

Worst-Case Value-at-Risk of Non-Linear Portfolios  

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Jun 21, 2012 ... Portfolio optimization problems involving Value-at-Risk (VaR) are .... high portfolio return, whilst keeping the associated risk at an acceptable...

2012-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

163

OF RISKS IN INFORMATION  

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is the process of as sessing risk, taking steps to reduce risk to an acceptable level, and main tainingMarch 1998 MANAGEMENT OF RISKS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS: PRACTICES OF SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS that the potential exists for severe damage. Systems are at risk from fraud, user errors, accidents and natural

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UNIVERSITY SERVICES RISK REGISTER Risk Impact Likelihood Risk  

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12 · Alignment of planning and budgeting · Regular budget review · Participation in UoG-wide planning Review Programme 6 The risk that key projects are not managed effectively and that standard business/management tool 1 The risk that US is unable to deliver its plan due to insufficient availability of resource 4 3

Glasgow, University of

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Chapter 12 - Security Risk Reviews  

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Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the security risk review (SRR). The purpose of the SRR process is to identify areas where one's security standards are not being met. The focus initially should be on applications and supporting infrastructure that are most critical to the organization. This risk analysis process follows five high-level steps: assess resources, generate findings, analyze risk, risk decision, and risk exceptions. The goal with the SRR is to prioritize not only the resources being evaluated but also the importance of the standards themselves. The standard requiring a log of all guest accesses to the data center may be rightly deemed less critical than the requirement to have swipe card access to the data center. Reviews should be performed periodically or whenever new policies/standards are adopted by the organization. A fundamental control for any organization is a collection of security policies and standards that set the tone for how to operate the business securely. Once these are in place, the challenge then becomes how to assess the organization's current alignment with these standards and determine which gaps most urgently need to be addressed. This may sound like an audit function, but there is a very important distinction here: this process is meant to proactively prioritize those areas where a deviation from the standard might be acceptable and recognize the cases where such a divergence cannot be tolerated. Like many risk activities, the result will either be a formal acceptance of the current state or a plan to mitigate the risks. This is one of the fundamental on-going risk assessment activities that will help to gauge the security posture of the organization versus what controls might be documented on paper.

Evan Wheeler

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

The Shuttle Record: Risks, Achievements  

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...Anders wrote that the high risks should "be brought to the attention ofthe President for his review." * In November 1979, Rocketdyne an-nounced that many shuttle engine welds were too weak because its workers unknow-ingly used the wrong welding wire...

ELIOT MARSHALL

1986-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

167

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents Risk Assessment Documents ORNL RA Graphic Results ORNL Baseline Risk Assessment Results ORNL Screening Risk Assessment Results ORNL Other Risk Assessment Results ORNL RA Graphic Results WAG 2 Residential Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Recreational Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Recreational Landuse (No Fish) Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Industrial Landuse

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Abstract C50: Results of a phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of Polyphenon E in women with persistent high-risk HPV infection and low-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia  

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...mouse models in human cancer risk assessment. David A. Eastmond...Whether these models provide an acceptable replacement for the conventional...bioassay for assessing human cancer risks is the subject of ongoing debate...assessing the potential human health risks associated with exposure to...

Tomas Nuno; Francisco A.R. Garcia; Terri Cornelison; Amy L. Mitchell; David L. Greenspan; John W. Byron; Chiu-Hsieh Hsu; David S. Alberts; and Sherry Chow

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Risk stratification by analysis of electrocardiographic morphology following acute coronary syndromes  

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Patients who have suffered an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at elevated risk of future adverse events, including fatal arrhythmias or myocardial infarction. Risk stratification--he identification of high-risk patients--s ...

Sung, Philip Pohong

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Multicolored ZnO Nanowire Architectures on Trenched Silicon Substrates Pu-Xian Gao,, J. L. Lee, and Zhong L. Wang*,  

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nanoimprinting lithography by a low-temperature hydrothermal approach. Au nanoparticles or ZnO nanofilms were, for these techniques, major drawbacks include the postprocessed poly- crystalline structure, high processing cost architectures using low-temperature hydrothermal synthesis. Optically, 3D NW architectures exhibited unique

Wang, Zhong L.

171

LPP Risk Management Plan  

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History and Process History and Process Slide 2 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management History ◦ Current Baseline Process Overview ◦ Identification ◦ Simulation ◦ Management Successes & Challenges Slide 3 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management Current Baseline Risks ◦ 1 Week Risk Summit held week of August 4 th , 2008 Broad representation from all levels of Isotek, DOE, PTC, and outside consultants Focused on risk and opportunity identification Included risk description, assumptions, and triggers No quantification or analysis No restrictions, constraints, or filtering HQ provided facilitator Prescribed format and capture methodology Slide 4 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management Current Baseline RisksRisk Summit Results

172

Risk Communication: Talking About Risk Reduction Instead of Acceptable Risk  

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The best way to communicate risk is NOT TO. Often the concern raised by people, ostensibly over the hazards associated with facilities in their community, tends to reflect a lack of trust of the firms that own...

Alfred Levinson

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Public risk perception of nuclear waste  

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Nuclear waste has emerged as a very salient issue in the nuclear power debate. In the present study, a broad range of risk perception and attitude dimensions concerned with nuclear waste was investigated. It was found that most respondents from the general public were not willing to accept a local high-level nuclear waste repository in their home region. Nuclear waste was seen, by the public, as a very important issue. Regression analysis of perceived nuclear waste risk yielded a high level of explained variance (about 65%). Fear of radiation appeared to be an important determinant of the perceived risk and so was attitude to nuclear power, risk sensitivity and a pooled measure of the traditional psychometric dimensions of risk perception. A structural equations model of acceptance of a local repository was quite successful in explaining acceptance.

Lennart Sjoberg; Britt-Marie Drottz-Sjoberg

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Types of Risk  

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Types of risk associated with range ecosystems include climatic, biological, financial and political risks. These risks are explained so that managers can know how to handle them....

White, Larry D.; Hanselka, C. Wayne

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Temporal Stability of Serum Concentrations of Cytokines and Soluble Receptors Measured Across Two Years in Low-Risk HIV-Seronegative Men  

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...7% over 5 years; high risk pathological lesion (e...were eligible due to a high risk pathological lesion, 4 by...calcium and vitamin D has acceptable effects on bone density in postmenopausal high risk women, although there were...

Mara M. Epstein; Elizabeth Crabb Breen; Larry Magpantay; Roger Detels; Lauren Lepone; Sudhir Penugonda; Jay H. Bream; Lisa Paula Jacobson; Otoniel Martnez-Maza; and Brenda M. Birmann

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

High Efficiency Clean Combustion in Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty...  

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Adam Dempsey Zhiming Gao, Vitaly Prikhodko, Jim Parks, David Smith and Robert Wagner Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory ACE016 This...

177

Risk Assess - updated  

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Software Development Risk Assessment Software Development Risk Assessment Note: The purpose of this prompt list is to provide project managers with a tool for identifying and planning for potential project risks. It is process-based and supports the framework established by the DOE Software Engineering Methodology. It will be used within the stage exit process as an additional tool to ensure that the project manager has identified and is managing known risk factors. Additional detailed information describes the various risk factors and how to score them. Performing a risk assessment is an important step in being prepared for potential problems that can occur within any software project. During the risk assessment, if a potential risk is identified, a solution or plan of action should be developed. (A problem analyzed and planned

178

Country Risk Assessment  

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There are a multitude of organizations providing country risk services using their proprietary benchmarking. The central ... in a quantifiable manner, individual country sovereign risk and the implication of such...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Enterprise Risk Management Model  

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Model The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Model is a system used to analyze the cost and benefit of addressing risks inherent in the work performed by the Department of Energy....

180

Risk Mitigation and Management  

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are combined to form a technical risk reduction strategy, sometimes referred to as a technology roadmap. The tools can be applied to non-technical, programmatic risk areas as...

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181

Uncertainty and Risk  

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This chapter shows how multiple realizations can be used to support the assessment of uncertainty and risk.

Mario E. Rossi; Clayton V. Deutsch

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Learning and risk aversion  

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This dissertation contains three essays on learning and risk aversion. In the first essay we consider how learning may lead to risk averse behavior. A learning rule is said to be risk averse if it is expected to add more probability to an action...

Oyarzun, Carlos

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

183

Risk, uncertainty and regulation  

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...themselves, is What is an acceptable level of risk? The 27 million, 16-volume...deciding whether or not a risk is acceptable is comparison. There is...government should be to reduce risk to a level that is acceptable to most people, and this...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

February 2002 RISK MANAGEMENT  

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to an acceptable level. The objective of performing risk man agement is to enable the organization to accomplishFebruary 2002 RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS By Joan S. Hash, Computer This ITL Bulletin describes risk man agement methodology and how to integrate it into an information tech

185

GCC Composite Risk: Political Risk at the Heart  

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The individual GCC country risk chapters have revealed divergent risk parameters in the three core risk areaseconomic, financial, and political. This chapter examines the GCC composite risk as a whole, and compa...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......1996 Challenges in risk assessment and risk management (Preface...the American Academy of Political and Social Science...social, cultural, and political forces that dictate success and failure in risk assessment and risk management......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......and environmental risks. Scientific analysis of risks cannot allay our fears...social, cultural, and political forces that dictate success and failure in risk assessment and risk...done already in the insurance discipline, where even......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......ANALYSIS AND RISK MANAGEMENT: AEUROPEAN INSIGHT...public trust. The science of risk assessment...assessment and risk management. Understanding...radically different approaches to risk and environmental management. On the other......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Quantitative Risk Assessment and the Notion of Acceptable Risk  

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Kristen Shrader-Frechette divides the activity of quantitative risk assessment (QRA) into three stages: (1) risk identification, (2) risk estimation, and (3) risk evaluation.1 Given the present level of developme...

James Humber; Robert Almeder

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Robust increases in severe thunderstorm environments in response to greenhouse forcing  

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...688 . 12 Mahoney K Alexander MA Thompson G Barsugli JJ Scott JD ( 2012 ) Changes in hail and flood risk in high-resolution simulations over Colorado's mountains . Nature Climate Change 2 ( 2 ): 125 131 . 13 Gao Y Fu JS Drake JB Liu Y Lamarque...

Noah S. Diffenbaugh; Martin Scherer; Robert J. Trapp

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

The Enterprise Risk Management Model  

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needed Cost Effective Risk Management *What is the most effective method for bringing risk down to an acceptable level? *Are the controls most expensive than the risk? 6 Risk...

192

SPRU Removes High-Risk Radioactive Waste  

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NISKAYUNA, N.Y. EMs Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) Disposition Project completed a significant waste-treatment campaign in February that involved the solidification of approximately 9,700 gallons of contaminated sludge and 14 shipments of the waste off-site for permanent disposal.

193

Chapter 1 - Risk Management  

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This chapter describes the principles of risk management as they apply to the offshore oil and gas industry, the impact the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo event had on the industry and how safety management systems have evolved in response. The fundamentals of safety management are described including: acceptable risk, process safety and culture, the use of risk matrices, the economics of offshore safety, means of measuring progress, and leading and lagging indicators. The distinction between prescriptive and nonprescriptive systems is discussed.

Ian Sutton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Project Risk Management:.  

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?? The recent increase in international projects has resulted in higher risk along with difficulties in control and coordination. Effective project management can therefore be (more)

Koelmeyer, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Political Risk in Finland.  

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?? Thesis political risk in Finland will explain the real nature of the financial crisis in Finland in the beginning of 1990s. Before 1990s Finland (more)

Davidsson, Jukka

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Graphic Results Graphic Results Baseline Risk Assessment Results Screening Risk Assessment Results Other Risk Assessment Results Graphic Results K-25 Groundwater Residential Landuse Bedrock Wells - Total Hazard (range: 1-30) Bedrock Wells - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Bedrock Wells - Total Risk Bedrock Wells - Arsenic Risk Bedrock Wells - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Risk Bedrock Wells - Trichloroethene Risk Unconsolidated Wells - Total Hazard (range: 1-150) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Risk (range:10-4 - 1) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Risk (range:10-6 - 10-4) Unconsolidated Wells - Arsenic Risk Unconsolidated Wells - Trichloroethene Risk ORNL WAG 2 Residential Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk

197

Risk within reason  

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...STREET J 0629 A14 ( 1989 ). AMES, B.N., RANKING POSSIBLE CARCINOGENIC...271 ( 1987 ). ARROW, K.J., RISK PERCEPTION IN PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS...INT ECON REV 10 : 1 ( 1969 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK ( 1981 ). FUCHS, V, WHO SHALL...

RJ Zeckhauser; WK Viscusi

1990-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

198

Page not found | Department of Energy  

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71 - 3980 of 29,416 results. 71 - 3980 of 29,416 results. Article Waste Management Magazine Highlights Nevada National Security Site LAS VEGAS - The Nevada National Security Site's (NNSS) successful low-level waste disposal program was the subject of a recent spread in RadWaste Solutions magazine. http://energy.gov/em/articles/waste-management-magazine-highlights-nevada-national-security-site Article GAO Report Reflects Success Story for EM Sites In a report released earlier this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said it recognized progress on EM projects of $750 million or less and was shifting the focus of EM's high-risk designation more to major contracts and projects greater than $750 million. This progress is evident at several EM sites. http://energy.gov/em/articles/gao-report-reflects-success-story-em-sites

199

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents Risk Assessment Documents Y-12 RA Graphic Results Y-12 Baseline Risk Assessment Results Y-12 Screening Risk Assessment Results Bullet Graphic Risk Results Arrow Bear Creek Valley Maps Residential Landuse Groundwater - Total Hazard (range: 1 - 900) Groundwater - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-4 - 1) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-5 - 10-4) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-6 - 10-5) Groundwater - Dichloroethane, 1,1- Hazard Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Hazard Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Risk Groundwater - Dichloroethane, 1,2- Risk Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,2- Hazard Groundwater - Nitrate Hazard Groundwater - Radium Risk Groundwater - Technetium-99 Risk Groundwater - Tetrachloroethene Hazard Groundwater - Tetrachloroethene Risk

200

Redefining Risk Boundaries in a Shifting Global Chemical Market  

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Considering that geographical areas with increasing chemical production tend to be located in emerging and developing countries facing limited political representation, high background levels of risk, and less stringent regulation and enforcement, there are also strong ethical reasons for attempting to minimize the imposition of additional risks for these socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. ... In addition to addressing potential ethical concerns about transferring and exacerbating risk to emerging and developing countries, the latter proposal would also help revitalize chemical production, jobs, and investment within EU and NAFTA countries. ... Slovic, P.Trust, emotion, sex, politics, and science: surveying the risk-assessment battlefield Risk Anal 1999, 19 ( 4) 689 701 ...

David C. Volz; Kevin C. Elliott

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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201

The Challenge of Earthquake Risk  

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...Earthquake Risk Assessment Warwick Smith...Geological Nuclear Sciences...seismic hazard assessment. It is now...pressing: risk assessment...the risk of terrorism and issues...g., for nuclear power plants). Unlike...value to the risk manager...be. Risk assessment is an area...

Warwick Smith

202

Risk Dynamics?An Analysis for the Risk of Change  

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Notions of acceptable risk may be inadequate. (Kaplan anda core one, such as the acceptable risk. For instance, if aWhat constitutes an acceptable risk when the definition is

Huang, Tailin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Risk Assessment: Establishing Practical Thresholds for Acceptable and Tolerable Risks  

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Risk assessment therefore requires a broad understanding of ... targeted to determine the acceptability of a given risk for diverse groups or individuals within any society. If certain levels of risk are deemed b...

Graciela Peters-Guarin; Stefan Greiving

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

High-Risk, High-Reward Simulations | ornl.gov  

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to meet the projected rise in energy consumption. In addition, concerns over the greenhouse effect are leading policy makers to emphasize carbon-free energy sources to avoid...

205

Adaptation and risk management  

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Adaptation assessment methods are compatible with the international risk management standard ISO:31000. Risk management approaches are increasingly being recommended for adaptation assessments at both national and local levels. Two orientations to assessments can commonly be identified: top-down and bottom-up, and prescriptive and diagnostic. Combinations of these orientations favor different types of assessments. The choice of orientation can be related to uncertainties in prediction and taking action, in the type of adaptation and in the degree of system stress. Adopting multiple viewpoints is to be encouraged, especially in complex situations. The bulk of current guidance material is consistent with top-down and predictive approaches, thus is most suitable for risk scoping and identification. Abroad range ofmaterial fromwithin and beyond the climate change literature can be used to select methods to be used in assessing and implementing adaptation. The framing of risk, correct formulation of the questions being investigated and assessment methodology are critical aspects of the scoping phase. Only when these issues have been addressed should be issue of specific methods and tools be addressed. The reorientation of adaptation from an assessment focused solely on anthropogenic climate change to broader issues of vulnerability/resilience, sustainable development and disaster risk, especially through a risk management framework, can draw from existing policy and management understanding in communities, professions and agencies, incorporating existing agendas, knowledge, risks, and issues they already face.

Preston, Benjamin L [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Systems at Risk as Risk to the System  

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infrastructure protection (CIP) debate itself, but its twosystemic risk language. CIP practitioners are particularlyinteraction. Risk: Because CIP is primarily concerned with

Cavelty, Myriam Dunn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Risk in the Weapons Stockpile  

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When it comes to the nuclear weapons stockpile, risk must be as low as possible. Design and care to keep the stockpile healthy involves all aspects of risk management. Design diversity is a method that helps to mitigate risk.

Noone, Bailey C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

208

Risk Evaluation and Reduction | Department of Energy  

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Coordination Office Risk Evaluation and Reduction Risk Evaluation and Reduction The Project Management Coordination Office (PMCO) coordinates risk management activities...

209

International political risk and government bond pricing  

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Abstract This paper investigates the impact of international political risk on government bond yields in 34 debtor countries using a comprehensive database of 109 international political crises from 1988 through 2007. After employing the total number of international political crises as a proxy for political risk and controlling for country-specific economic conditions, we establish a positive and significant link between international political risk and government bond yields. This is consistent with global bond investors demanding higher returns at times of high political uncertainty. In addition, we show that international political risk has a reduced adverse effect on bond prices when the debtor country has a stable political system and strong investor protection.

Tao Huang; Fei Wu; Jing Yu; Bohui Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Risk Management RM  

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Risk Management Review Module Risk Management Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O 0 OFFICE OF C CD-1 F ENVIRO Standard R Risk M Rev Critical Decis CD-2 M ONMENTAL Review Plan Managem view Module sion (CD) Ap CD March 2010 L MANAGE (SRP) ment e pplicability D-3 EMENT CD-4 Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-1189-2008, Integration of Safety into the Design Process, and EM's internal

211

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Risk Management Specialist  

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(See Frequently Asked Questions for more information). Where would I be working? Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, Office of the Chief Risk Officer (A0400). 12155 West...

213

Risk Management Guide  

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This Guide provides non-mandatory risk management approaches for implementing the requirements of DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Cancels DOE G 413.3-7.

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

214

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Insurance demand and country risks: A nonlinear panel data analysis  

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Abstract This paper investigates the impact of country risks, including political, financial, and economic risks, on the income elasticity of insurance demand. Using the panel smooth transition regression model, we find that there is a significant regime-switching effect concerning the impact of country risks on the income elasticity of insurance demand. A full-sample analysis shows that the income elasticity of insurance demand decreases when country risks diminish. In a subsample analysis based on income level, legal origin, and restriction on banks' participation in insurance activities, we find that the elasticity diminishes in general when economic risk drops. When political risk is lower, the elasticity decreases in countries with high-income, common law origin, and insurance activities permitted by banks, whereas a clear pattern cannot be identified in the case of financial risk.

Chien-Chiang Lee; Yi-Bin Chiu; Chi-Hung Chang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP)  

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The Environment, Safety and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) models human safety and health risk resulting from waste management and environmental restoration activities. Human safety and health risks include those associated with storing, handling, processing, transporting, and disposing of radionuclides and chemicals. Exposures to these materials, resulting from both accidents and normal, incident-free operation, are modeled. In addition, standard industrial risks (falls, explosions, transportation accidents, etc.) are evaluated. Finally, human safety and health impacts from cleanup of accidental releases of radionuclides and chemicals to the environment are estimated. Unlike environmental impact statements and safety analysis reports, ESHRAP risk predictions are meant to be best estimate, rather than bounding or conservatively high. Typically, ESHRAP studies involve risk predictions covering the entire waste management or environmental restoration program, including such activities as initial storage, handling, processing, interim storage, transportation, and final disposal. ESHRAP can be used to support complex environmental decision-making processes and to track risk reduction as activities progress.

Eide, Steven Arvid; Thomas Wierman

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Program & Project Management For The Acquisition Of Capital Assets  

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Root Cause Analysis Corrective Action Plan Root Cause Analysis Corrective Action Plan ISSUE #3: Strengthen Risk Management November 4, 2009 Paul Bosco, PE, PMP, LEED-AP Director, Office of Engineering and Construction Management (OECM) U. S. Department of Energy Office of Management Office of Engineering and Construction Management 2 * Some Background - GAO High-Risk List - Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Plan - Issue Number THREE * Things We Have Done: Risk Mitigation Efforts to Date * Things to Consider Presentation Outline Office of Management Office of Engineering and Construction Management 3 Why are we on "The List"? * Since 1990, DOE's record of: - Inadequate Management - Inadequate Oversight - Failure to Hold Contractors Accountable - Non-Compliance with Departmental Policies GAO High Risk List

219

EXTRAPOLATING RADIATION-INDUCED CANCER RISKS FROM LOW DOSES TO VERY LOW DOSES  

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. Brenner* Abstract--There is strong evidence that ionizing radiation increases cancer risks at high doses. There exists a range of high radiation doses which demonstra- bly increase cancer risks, and a lower dose rangePaper EXTRAPOLATING RADIATION-INDUCED CANCER RISKS FROM LOW DOSES TO VERY LOW DOSES David J

Brenner, David Jonathan

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About the relevance ofthe concept of risk acceptability in the risk analysis and risk management process: A decisional  

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About the relevance ofthe concept of« risk acceptability » in the risk analysis and risk management will show how the establish concept of "risks acceptability" can induce bias on the way risk analysis aid, risk analysis, risk acceptability, land-use. 2. Prevention of technological risks: The French

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Risk Informing the Commercial Nuclear Enterprise  

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Events V. The Path Forward #12;3 I. Managing Risk to the Business Each CENG nuclear plant Post-Fukushima Response New NRC Regulations EPA Cooling Water Intake regulation GSI 191 4 Cyber Level of Control Mitigation Fukushima Response High cost of studies, modifications, uncertainty

Bernstein, Joseph B.

222

A probabilistic approach to risk management in mission-critical information technology infrastructure  

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In the nuclear, aerospace and chemical industries, the need for risk management is straightforward. When a system failure mode may cause a very high cost in lives or economic value, risk management becomes a necessity. In ...

Oren, Gadi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Understanding the critical variables affecting the level of political risks in international construction projects  

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Contractors in the international marketplace are experiencing more severe political risks than ever before. They have also in ... response endeavored to mitigate the high degree of political risk exposure in orde...

Deng Xiaopeng; Low Sui Pheng

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among women in Connecticut  

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Several hereditary syndromes characterized by defective DNA repair are associated with high risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). To explore whether common polymorphisms in DNA repair genes affect risk of NHL in th...

Min Shen; Tongzhang Zheng; Qing Lan; Yawei Zhang; Shelia H. Zahm

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Alcohol consumption and the risk of stroke among hypertensive and overweight men  

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High blood pressure and overweight are risk factors for stroke. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of stroke according to the level of blood pr...

Sanna H. Rantakmi; Jari A. Laukkanen; Juhani Sivenius

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

The Nevada initiative: A risk communication Fiasco  

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The U.S. Congress has designated Yucca Mountain, Nevada as the only potential site to be studied for the nation`s first high-level nuclear waste repository. People in Nevada strongly oppose the program, managed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Survey research shows that the public believes there are great risks from a repository program, in contrast to a majority of scientists who feel the risks are acceptably small. Delays in the repository program resulting in part from public opposition in Nevada have concerned the nuclear power industry, which collects the fees for the federal repository program and believes it needs the repository as a final disposal facility for its high-level nuclear wastes. To assist the repository program, the American Nuclear Energy Council (ANEC), an industry group, sponsored a massive advertising campaign in Nevada. The campaign attempted to assure people that the risks of a repository were small and that the repository studies should proceed. The campaign failed because its managers misunderstood the issues underlying the controversy, attempted a covert manipulation of public opinion that was revealed, and most importantly, lacked the public trust that was necessary to communicate credibly about the risks of a nuclear waste facility. This article describes the advertising campaign and its effects. The manner in which the ANEC campaign itself became a controversial public issue is reviewed. The advertising campaign is discussed as it relates to risk assessment and communication. 29 refs., 2 tabs.

Flynn, J.; Solvic, P.; Mertz, C.K. [Decision Research, Eugene, OR (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercury Risk Assessment  

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ASSESSING THE MERCURY HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED ASSESSING THE MERCURY HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS: IMPACTS OF LOCAL DEPOSITIONS *T.M. Sullivan 1 , F.D. Lipfert 2 , S.M. Morris 2 , and S. Renninger 3 1 Building 830, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 2 Private Consultants 3 Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Morgantown, WV ABSTRACT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to regulate emissions of mercury to the atmosphere from coal-fired power plants. However, there is still debate over whether the limits should be placed on a nationwide or a plant-specific basis. Before a nationwide limit is selected, it must be demonstrated that local deposition of mercury from coal-fired power plants does not impose an excessive local health risk. The principal health

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Risk prediction models for melanoma: A systematic review  

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and Armstrong (35) point out, if a screening programme is to be directed towards a high risk group and is to have an impact on the disease as a whole, three criteria must be satisfied in addition to those for all screening programmes (41): People at high risk... :1000129. 35. English, DR, Armstrong, BK. Identifying people at high risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma: Results from a case-control study in Western Australia. Br. Med. J. (Clin. Res. Ed). 1988; 296: 12851288. 36. Amir, E, Freedman, OC, Seruga...

Usher-Smith, Juliet A.; Emery, Jon; Kassianos, Angelos P.; Walter, Fiona M.

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on risk aversion  

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more risk averse than v. Fix s, and let av be the value that maximizes v's expected utility. Assume, without loss of generality, that u(w ? c(av)) = v(w ? c(av)) = 1 and that u(w ? D(s) ? c(av... more risk averse than v. Fix s, and let av be the value that maximizes v's expected utility. Assume, without loss of generality, that u(w ? c(av)) = v(w ? c(av)) = 1 and that u(w ? D(s) ? c(av...

Jindapon, Paan

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Health risks in perspective: Judging health risks of energy technologies  

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Almost daily, Americans receive reports from the mass news media about some new and frightening risk to health and welfare. Most such reports emphasize the newsworthiness of the risks -- the possibility of a crisis, disagreements among experts, how things happened, who is responsible for fixing them, how much will it cost, conflict among parties involved, etc. As a rule, the magnitudes of the risks, or the difficulty of estimating those magnitudes, have limited newsworthiness, and so they are not mentioned. Because of this emphasis in the news media, most people outside the risk assessment community must judge the relative significance of the various risks to which we all are exposed with only that information deemed newsworthy by reporters. This information is biased and shows risks in isolation. There is no basis for understanding and comparing the relative importance of risks among themselves, or for comparing one risk, perhaps a new or newly-discovered one, in the field of all risks. The purpose of this report is to provide perspective on the various risks to which we are routinely exposed. It serves as a basis for understanding the meaning of quantitative risk estimates and for comparing new or newly-discovered risks with other, better-understood risks. Specific emphasis is placed on health risks of energy technologies.

Rowe, M.D.

1992-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

231

Reactor siting risk comparisons related to recommendations of NUREG-0625  

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This document evaluates how implementing the remote siting recommendations for nuclear reactors (NUREG-0625) made by the Siting Policy Task Force of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) can reduce potential public risk. The document analyzes how population density affects site-specific risk for both light water reactors (LWRs) and high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs).

Barsell, A.W.; Dombek, F.S.; Orvis, D.D.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Risk of radon  

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... 98) considered the individual lung cancer risk to the general population from indoor exposure to radon-222 and concluded that a current upper estimate is 10"4 per lifetime per working ... estimate, a further potentially major consideration was not included. The general background effect of radon was assessed by identifying lung cancer rates before cigarette smoking became popular. Those rates ...

ROBERT L. FLEISCHER

1981-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

233

Risk Management Guide  

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This Guide provides a framework for identifying and managing key technical, schedule, and cost risks through applying the requirements of DOE O 413.3A, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, dated 7-28-06. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-7A, dated 1-12-11. Does not cancel other directives.

2008-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 10 - Risk Management Principles  

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Abstract All employees need a basic understanding of risk if the organizations safety culture is to be sustained. An eight-part approach is used to establish the foundation for the management of risk that include risk identification, risk assessment, and risk control. An essential skill is being able to define or estimate how probable and severe an event might be. The management of risk must be based on a strong safety management system that has been incorporated into the organization as a part of its real value system.

Nathan Crutchfield; James Roughton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Microsoft Word - 10 Nov 10 - FINAL APMS Report Follow Up  

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TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD Removal of EM Projects from the GAO High Risk List: Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Project and Contract Management in the Office of Environmental Management - Follow up Submitted by the EMAB Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee November 17, 2010 Background: On March 31, 2010, Dr. Inés Triay, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management (EM), tasked the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) to provide her with observations and recommendations regarding EM's updated strategy for reducing project and contract risks, and removing EM projects from the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) High Risk List. In response to this charge, members of the EMAB Acquisition

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Report: EMAB Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee Report  

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SECOND INTERIM REPORT TO THE SECOND INTERIM REPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD Removal of EM Projects from the GAO High Risk List: Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Project and Contract Management in the Office of Environmental Management Submitted by the EMAB Acquisition and Project Management Subcommittee June 23, 2011 Background: On March 31, 2010, Dr. Inés Triay, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), tasked the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB or Board) to provide observations and recommendations regarding EM's updated strategy for reducing project and contract risks, and removing EM projects from the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) High Risk List. In response to this charge, members

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2012-05-30 GAO-12-120G GAO schedule assessment guide - best practices...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Procedure (EPASOP)- March 2014 FAQS Reference Guide - Construction Management DOE Acquisition and Project Management (APM) Glossary of Terms Handbook FINAL VERSION 9-30-2014...

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Risk management in a globalised cosmetic firm  

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The need of control and optimise the supply chain is now crucial for the firm operating in the actual economic environment. Some aspects such as globalisation, heavy dependence on transportation, communication infrastructures and lean manufacturing have led an increase in the vulnerability of supply networks. Owing to a large number of interrelated processes and products, disruptions caused by these vulnerabilities propagate rapidly. Firms, however, can partially control the robustness and resilience of their supply networks through strategic and tactical decisions. Therefore, a decision-support tool that assists managers to evaluate the risk exposure of their supply networks can considerably increase the robustness/resilience of these networks. In this paper, focusing the attention on a cosmetic sector where the uncertainty is even more high, it is shown how real option and risk analysis can help managers to manage new projects mitigating risk factors.

Federica Cucchiella; Massimo Gastaldi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Technical, economic and risk analysis of multilateral wells  

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The oil and gas industry, more than at any time in the past, is highly affected by technological advancements, new products, drilling and completion techniques, capital expenditures (CAPEX), operating expenditures (OPEX), risk...

Arcos Rueda, Dulce Maria

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

240

Political risk in fair market value estimates  

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Political risk arises from unstable governments, commercial establishments and infrastructure as well as labor unrest. All these factors vary from country to country and from time to time. Banks and insurance companies quantify these risks, but they are reluctant to divulge their opinions for fear of alienating possible customers that have been assigned a high risk. An investment in a fixed property such as an oil and gas lease, concession or other mineral interest is subject to political risk. No one will deny that money to be received several years in the future has a greater value today in a country with a stable government, stable tax regime, a sound economy and reliable labor force than in a Third World country where a revolution is brewing. Even in stable countries, the risk of tax law changes, exorbitant environmental production regulations and cleanup costs may vary. How do these factors affect fair market value and how are these calculations made? An important consideration discussed in this paper is the treatment of capital investments.

Gruy, H.J.; Hartsock, J.H.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Radionuclides User's Guide RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Radionuclides User's Guide Note The RAIS presents this updated Risk calculator in response to the following: incorporating chemical-specific parameters from the lastest EPI release, addition of air as a media, and conversion to a new database structure. The previous RAIS Risk calculator presented Risks for radionuclides and chemcials together. Recent development of chemical and radionuclide exposure equations has necessitated that the RAIS separate the chemicals and the radionuclides. To calculate risks for chemicals, use the RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals calculator. Currently the agricultural equations for the RAIS chemical and radionuclide risk calculators are identical. The EPA's Preliminary Remediation Goals for

242

Risk Removal | Department of Energy  

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Risk Removal Risk Removal Workers safely remove old mercury tanks from the Y-12 National Security Complex. Workers safely remove old mercury tanks from the Y-12 National Security...

243

(Energy Risk Professional, ERP), (GARP),  

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1 ( ) : . (Energy Risk Professional, ERP and Chris Strickland. Energy Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management (London: Lacima Publications, 2000). Chapter 4: Energy Forward Curves ­ Steven Errera and Stewart L. Brown. Fundamentals

Kaplan, Alexander

244

Risk assessment and the law  

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Risk assessment and the law ... I am not at all sure that federal judges, immune from the political process, should ever be involved, under any circumstances, as arbiters of the degree of risk acceptable to the public. ...

1980-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on Measuring Systemic Risk  

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CoRISK indicator, whereas HSBC with the lowest average VaRAG * Barclays Bank Plc * HSBC Holdings Plc * Lloyds

Sharifova, Manizha

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Political risk insurance  

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As international project development continues to expand, the insurance risks faced require more careful planning and consideration. Successful risk management and insurance needs for non-US projects demand careful thought and planning. Understanding the options available and the various pitfalls to avoid can be beneficial to project development. The concept of a successful implementation of a non-recourse, asset-based financing for an independent power producer in the electricity generation-starved areas of the world creates many opportunities. Developers, investment bankers, attorneys and equipment suppliers are positioning their companies in this emerging market. In the last year, opportunities have expanded around the world. In response, much time, effort and money have been consumed in developing projects. Insurance, often overlooked until the later phases of project development, has caused problems for a number of projects -- some of them insurmountable. On a macro basis, the project's broker will need to answer certain questions. For example, are the risks the same as they would be for project development in the United States or United Kingdom Are the underwriting philosophies of insurance companies the same Can insurance be purchased on the same term and conditions as usual, leading to successful project financing conclusions Without any question, the risks are greater, underwriters' philosophies are different, the terms and conditions offered by local markets will be significantly different and the procurement of insurance is much different from in the United States. The developer who can deal with governmental and special interest considerations, which often force the profile of insurance programs to become much more complicated, cumbersome and costly, will have an advantage.

Fritz, C. (Johnson Higgins, New York, NY (United States))

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials  

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%) with extrapolation to lower "acceptable" risk 3. Analogy or comparative toxicity to other substances with similar7/3/2013 1 Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials Eileen D. Kuempel, PhD Nanotechnology to Nanomaterials Risk Assessment 1. No observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) or lowest (LOAEL) with uncertainty

Farritor, Shane

248

Environmental Risk Assessment of Paroxetine  

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ERAs can be categorized according to the problems addressed:? Predictive risk assessments estimate risks from proposed future actions such as marketing a new medicine, operating a new process, or emitting a new aqueous or atmospheric contaminant. ... If SF acceptable risk to the environment. ...

Virginia L. Cunningham; David J. C. Constable; Robert E. Hannah

2004-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

249

Risk Management Process Overview | Department of Energy  

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risk management process The cybersecurity risk management process explained in the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline has two primary...

250

NGNP Risk Management Database: A Model for Managing Risk  

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To facilitate the implementation of the Risk Management Plan, the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project has developed and employed an analytical software tool called the NGNP Risk Management System (RMS). A relational database developed in Microsoft Access, the RMS provides conventional database utility including data maintenance, archiving, configuration control, and query ability. Additionally, the tools design provides a number of unique capabilities specifically designed to facilitate the development and execution of activities outlined in the Risk Management Plan. Specifically, the RMS provides the capability to establish the risk baseline, document and analyze the risk reduction plan, track the current risk reduction status, organize risks by reference configuration system, subsystem, and component (SSC) and Area, and increase the level of NGNP decision making.

John Collins

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Radiation risk in the structure of overall risk  

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Theoretical, methodological, and methodic aspects of the problem of radiation risk analysis are considered. It was shown that the potential risk caused by technogenic exposure cannot be selected practically for certain on the overall risk background relative to exposure of factors of non-radiation nature. The structure of the overall risk, both assessment and of its radiation component is given. The main factors limiting validity of radiation component of overall risk finding are discussed. An actual importance of problems for an estimation of radiation safety of both individual and society as a whole is systematised. Some aspects of acceptable risk assessment are considered. Volume and influence of risk technogenic sources on health are compared. Some general theses characterised the modern state of the problem.

V. Semenov

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Extreme vulnerability of smallholder farmers to agricultural risks and climate change in Madagascar  

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...reducing agricultural risk, which could be widely...used to help with such investments that result in important...their high exposure to risks and the urgent need to...vulnerability to these risks. Increasing the productivity...technical, financial and political support and action at...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Actuarial risk assessment. The loss of recognition of the individual offender  

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......selecting groups in high-risk and low-risk offenders. As such...a tough-on-crime political environment during the...the knowledge of future political reappointment interviews...from the guidelines a risk to reap- pointment by......

Rasmus H. Wandall

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Bayesian Model Averaging in Proportional Hazard Models: Assessing the Risk of a Stroke  

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Bayesian Model Averaging in Proportional Hazard Models: Assessing the Risk of a Stroke Chris T In the context of the Cardiovascular Health Study, a comprehensive investigation into the risk factors for stroke of assessing who is at high risk for stroke. 1 Introduction Stroke is the third leading cause of death among

Volinsky, Chris

255

EMAB Risk Subcommittee Interim Report  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

FIRST INTERIM REPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD Incorporating Risk and Sustainability into Decision Making Submitted by the EMAB Risk Subcommittee December 3, 2012 Background: In December 2011, then Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management David Huizenga, asked the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB or Board) to establish a Risk Subcommittee. In February 2012, the Subcommittee's Work Plan was approved. Under the Work Plan, the purpose of the Subcommittee is to evaluate "risk-informed decision making," specifically whether the prioritization tool developed by the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) for use at the Oak Ridge Reservation (Oak Ridge) is one that

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Guide for ecological risk assessment  

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Ecological risk assessment evaluates the likelihood that adverse ecological effects may occur or are occurring as a result of exposure to one or more stressors. Ecological risk assessment provides a critical element for environmental decision making by giving risk managers an approach for considering available scientific information along with the other factors they need to consider (e.g., social, legal, political, or economic) in selecting a course of action. The primary audience for this document is risk assessors and risk managers at EPA, although these Guidelines also may be useful to others outside the Agency.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals User's Guide Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals User's Guide 1. Introduction The purpose of this calculator is to assist Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), On Scene Coordinators (OSC's), risk assessors and others involved in decision-making at hazardous waste sites and to determine whether levels of contamination found at the site may warrant further investigation or site cleanup, or whether no further investigation or action may be required. The risk values presented on this site are chemical-specific values for individual contaminants in air, water, soil and biota that may warrant further investigation or site cleanup. It should be noted that the risks in this calculator are based upon human health risk and do not address potential ecological risk. Some sites in sensitive ecological settings may also need to be evaluated for potential

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Perceived Threat of a Heart Attack among Mexican Americans with Cardiovascular Disease Risk.  

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??Compared to the general population, Mexican Americans are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, such as heart attack, due to the high prevalence (more)

Florez, Elizabeth

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Minimizing Project Risk Through Financing Strategies  

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or eliminate their risks on energy investments. Topics include: 1. procedures for evaluating project risk, 2. strategies to minimize risk, including financing options that transfer risk from the building owner to a third party investor, and 3. guidelines...

Michaelson, M.

260

Methodology of organizational learning in risk management A method of organizational risk perception by the stakeholders  

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Methodology of organizational learning in risk management A method of organizational risk) and the Departmental Veterinary Services (DDSV) within the framework of organizational learning in risk management Experience reflection, organizational risks, food-related sanitary alert, risk perception. Abstract

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Political risk, institutions and foreign direct investment  

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The paper explores the linkages among political risk, institutions, and foreign direct investment inflows. For a data sample of 83 developing countries covering 1984 to 2003, we identify indicators that matter most for the activities of multinational corporations. The results show that government stability, internal and external conflict, corruption and ethnic tensions, law and order, democratic accountability of government, and quality of bureaucracy are highly significant determinants of foreign investment inflows.

Matthias Busse; Carsten Hefeker

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecological Risk Assessments  

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Bioconcentration factors Transfer factors Exposure parameters Inorganic chemicals Dioxinsfurans High explosives Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Other semivolatile organic...

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DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline...

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Convex and coherent risk measures Hans FOLLMER  

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: Monetary risk measure, convex risk measure, coherent risk measure, acceptance set, Value at Risk. Section 3 briefly discusses the representation of monetary risk measures in terms of their acceptance sets-free manner, makes the position acceptable. The following axiomatic approach to such risk measures

Föllmer, Hans

265

Risk analysis of jackup rigs  

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Increasing attention has been focussed in the North Sea and elsewhere on the quantification of the risks of working in a hazardous enviroment: the offshore world. The perception of risk with respect to mobile rigs has often been vague and uninformed. This paper attempts to put the risks with respect to jackup rigs into perspective by quantifying them and comparing them to other risks. This paper contains a few risk comparisons with fixed platforms, semi-submersibles, and drillships. Historical casualties are used in an example to show how a change intended to make an operation safer, may result in the opposite effect. Examining risks from losses due to environmental overload, the conclusion is reached that jackups are very safe structures: there appears to be no jackup, in the timeframe examined, that has been lost because of a deficiency in the calculation methods currently in use by knowledgeable experts.

B.P.M. Sharples; W.T. Bennett Jr; J.C. Trickey

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information needs for risk assessment  

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Risk assessment can be thought of as a conceptual approach to bridge the gap between the available data and the ultimate goal of characterizing the risk or hazard associated with a particular environmental problem. To lend consistency to and to promote quality in the process, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Guidelines for Risk Assessment of Carcinogenicity, Developmental Toxicity, Germ Cell Mutagenicity and Exposure Assessment, and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures. The guidelines provide a framework for organizing the information, evaluating data, and for carrying out the risk assessment in a scientifically plausible manner. In the absence of sufficient scientific information or when abundant data are available, the guidelines provide alternative methodologies that can be employed in the risk assessment. 4 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

DeRosa, C.T.; Choudhury, H.; Schoeny, R.S.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

267

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents - ORR Risk Assessment Documents - ORR Bullet Baseline Risk Assessments Bullet Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Environmental Assessment Report South Campus Facility, Oak Ridge Tenn [DOE/OR/02-1274&D] Bullet Baseline Risk Assessment for Lower East Fork Poplar Creek [DOE/OR/1119 & D2 & V2] Bullet Remedial Investigation/ Feasibility Study Report for Lower Watts Bar Reservoir Operable Unit [DOE/OR/01 1282 & D1] [ORNL/ER-2] Bullet The Utility of Existing Data Conducting a CERCLA Baseline Risk Assessment for Lower Watts Bar Reservoir (draft) [ORNL/ER-?] Bullet East Fork Poplar Creek Sewer Line Beltway Remedial Investigation Report [DOE/OR/02-1119&D2] Bullet Screening Risk Assessments Bullet Preliminary Assessment of Radiation Doses to the Public from Cesium

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Page not found | Department of Energy  

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41 - 7150 of 26,764 results. 41 - 7150 of 26,764 results. Download GAO-03-119, High-Risk Series: An Update http://energy.gov/management/downloads/gao-03-119-high-risk-series-update Download CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY I hereby certify that this transcript constitutes an accurate record of the full Council meeting of the National Coal Council held on November 14,2008 at the Westin Grand Hotel, Washington, D.C.... http://energy.gov/management/downloads/certificate-authenticity Download CX-006577: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wood Pole Replacement Along Lane-Wendson #1 Transmission Line CX(s) Applied: B1.3 Date: 08/22/2011 Location(s): Lane County, Oregon Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-006577-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-006471: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Human extinction risk and uncertainty: Assessing conditions for action  

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Abstract Under what sets of conditions ought humanity undertake actions to reduce the risk of human extinction? Though many agree that the risk of human extinction is high and intolerable, there is little research into the actions society ought to undertake if one or more methods for estimating human extinction risk indicate that the acceptable threshold is exceeded. In addition to presenting a set of patterns of lower and upper probabilities that describe human extinction risks over 1000 years, the paper presents a framework for philosophical perspectives about obligations to future generations and the actions society might undertake. The framework for philosophical perspectives links three perspectivesno regrets, fairness, maintain optionswith the action framework. The framework for action details the six levels of actions societies could take to reduce the human extinction risk, ranging from doing nothing (Level I) to moving to an extreme war footing in which economies are organized around reducing human extinction risk (Level VI). The paper concludes with an assessment of the actions that could be taken to reduce human extinction risk given various patterns of upper and lower human extinction risk probabilities, the three philosophical perspectives, and the six categories of actions.

Bruce Tonn; Dorian Stiefel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind derivatives: hedging wind risk:.  

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??Wind derivatives are financial contracts that can be used to hedge or mitigate wind risk. In this thesis, the focus was on pricing these wind (more)

Hoyer, S.A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Risk Management for Trrorist Threats  

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Risk management for Homeland and National Security involves the calculus of funding preventative systems andd procedures based upon potential threat likelihood and consequences. ...

Zimet, Elihu

272

Subsea pipeline operational risk management  

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Resources used for inspection, maintenance, and repair of a subsea pipeline must be allocated efficiently in order to operate it in the most cost effective manner. Operational risk management aids in resource allocation through the use of risk assessments and cost/benefit analyses. It identifies those areas where attention must be focused in order to reduce risk. When they are identified, a company`s resources (i.e., personnel, equipment, money, and time) can then be used for inspection, maintenance, and/or repair of the pipeline. The results are cost effective risk reduction and pipeline operation with minimum expenditure.

Bell, R.L.; Lanan, G.A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Merging high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to...  

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high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to reduce exploration risk at Glass Buttes, Oregon Merging high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to reduce...

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Radon risk reassessed  

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... UNDERGROUND miners who are heavily exposed to the radioactive decay products of radon gas (see figure) suffer especially high rates of lung cancer. Extrapolation from these ... figure) suffer especially high rates of lung cancer. Extrapolation from these data suggests that radon in people's homes may cause some 2,000 lung cancers each year in Britain1 ...

Julian Peto; Sarah Darby

1994-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

275

Risk Group and Biosafety Level Definitions  

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Group and Biosafety Level Definitions Group and Biosafety Level Definitions European Economic Community (DIRECTIVE 93/88/EEC, Oct. 1993) (1) Group 1 biological agent means one that is unlikely to cause human disease; (2) Group 2 biological agent means one that can cause human disease and might be a hazard to workers; it is unlikely to spread to the community; there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available; (3) Group 3 biological agent means one that can cause severe human disease and present a serious hazard to workers; it may present a risk of spreading to the community, but there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available; (4) Group 4 biological agent means one that causes severe human disease and is a serious hazard to workers; it may present a high risk of spreading to the community; there is usually no effective prophylaxis or treatment

276

Examining the Risk of Nuclear Trafficking  

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The need to stop illicit trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials around the world is undeniable and urgent. This issue is particularly evident due to the highly dangerous consequences of the risks involved, the known interest of terrorist groups in acquiring such materials and the vulnerability of theft and diversion of such materials. Yet the phenomenon of nuclear trafficking remains a subject where the unknown dominates what is known on the subject. The trafficking panel at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Workshop on Reducing the Risk of Radioactive and Nuclear Materials that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10-11, 2009, dealt with some of the issues associated with nuclear trafficking. Different points of view on how to better address trafficking and thwart perpetrator efforts were discussed. This paper presents some of these views and addresses practical measures that should be considered to improve the situation.

Balatsky, Galya [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Severe, William R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schoeneck, Jeffery [DHS

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

The Risks of Renewable Energy  

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Energy policy debates in Congress have focused more often on risks to the public and the environment than on risks to national security. As one writer on the subject puts it, these debates have occurred in a climate in which "two-handed scientists have ...

H. ELLIOT CHAKOFF

1984-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

278

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE TRAVEL RISK POLICY  

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transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the health and security of U dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of its staff. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & World Health Organization(WHO) Health Warnings

279

Cigarettes Health Risks  

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(used in embalming fluid), ammonia (found in household cleaners), and toluene (found in paint thinners, 22 percent of Hispanic and 13 percent of African American high school students currently smoke

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280

Risks to VDT operators  

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... on the surface of video-display-terminal (VDT) screens. He attributes these activities to radon progeny deposition due to high levels of electrostatic charge on the screen, and suggests ... the submicron fraction comprises only about 4 per cent.

WALTER C. WEDBERG

1991-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidance manual for health risk assessment of chemically contaminated seafood. Final report  

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The report was written to assist in the evaluation and interpretation of the human health risks associated with chemical contaminate levels in seafood. High concentrations of toxic chemicals have been found in sediments and marine organisms in parts of Puget Sound. Since heavy consumption of contaminated seafood may pose a substantial human health risk, it's important that assessments of the risk associated with seafood consumption be conducted in a consistent, acceptable manner. The report provides an overview of risk assessment, and describes hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterization. Guidance is provided on presentation and interpretation of results.

Pastorok, R.A.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Non-Negative Risk Components Jeremy Staum  

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. Depending on the purpose of risk attribution, it may or may not be acceptable to get negative riskNon-Negative Risk Components Jeremy Staum j-staum@northwestern.edu Department of Industrial the risk of a portfolio or system to its compo- nents, when it is required to produce non-negative risk

Staum, Jeremy

283

Perceived risk, real risk: social science and the art of probabilistic risk assessment  

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...close down the plant in March 1987...first time a nuclear power plant had been closed...safety and risk analysis procedures-in...risks from terrorism appear to be...in ambushing nuclear waste trucks...influence on the assessments-those of...

WR Freudenburg

1988-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

284

NETL: Health Effects - Risk Assessment of Reduced Mercury Emissions From  

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Risk Assessment of Reduced Mercury Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants Risk Assessment of Reduced Mercury Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants Given that mercury emissions from coal power plants will almost certainly be limited by some form of national regulation or legislation, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is performing an assessment of the reduction in human health risk that may be achieved through reduction in coal plant emissions of mercury. The primary pathway for mercury exposure is through consumption of fish. The most susceptible population to mercury exposure is the fetus. Therefore, the risk assessment focuses on consumption of fish by women of child-bearing age. Preliminary Risk Assessment A preliminary risk assessment was conducted using a simplified approach based on three major topics: Hg emissions and deposition (emphasizing coal plants), Hg consumption through fish, and dose-response functions for Hg. Using information available from recent literature, dose response factors (DRFs) were generated from studies on loss of cognitive abilities (language skills, motor skills, etc.) by young children whose mothers consumed large amounts of fish with high Hg levels. Population risks were estimated for the general population in three regions of the country, (the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast) that were identified by EPA as being heavily impacted by coal emissions.

285

Simplified risk model support for environmental management integration  

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This paper summarizes the process and results of human health risk assessments of the US Department of Energy (DOE) complex-wide programs for high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level, mixed low-level waste, and spent nuclear fuel. The DOE baseline programs and alternatives for these five material types were characterized by disposition maps (material flow diagrams) and supporting information in the May 1997 report `A Contractor Report to the Department of Energy on Environmental Baseline Programs and Integration Opportunities` (Discussion Draft). Risk analyses were performed using the Simplified Risk Model (SRM), developed to support DOE Environmental Management Integration studies. The SRM risk analyses consistently and comprehensively cover the life cycle programs for the five material types, from initial storage through final disposition. Risk results are presented at several levels: DOE complex-wide, material type program, individual DOE sites, and DOE site activities. The detailed risk results are documented in the February 1998 report `Human Health Risk Comparisons for Environmental Management Baseline Programs and Integration Opportunities` (Discussion Draft).

Eide, S.A.; Jones, J.L.; Wierman, T.E.

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System  

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In this report we describe the development of the Environmental Risk Evaluation System (ERES), a risk-informed analytical process for estimating the environmental risks associated with the construction and operation of offshore wind energy generation projects. The development of ERES for offshore wind is closely allied to a concurrent process undertaken to examine environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy generation, although specific risk-relevant attributes will differ between the MHK and offshore wind domains. During FY10, a conceptual design of ERES for offshore wind will be developed. The offshore wind ERES mockup described in this report will provide a preview of the functionality of a fully developed risk evaluation system that will use risk assessment techniques to determine priority stressors on aquatic organisms and environments from specific technology aspects, identify key uncertainties underlying high-risk issues, compile a wide-range of data types in an innovative and flexible data organizing scheme, and inform planning and decision processes with a transparent and technically robust decision-support tool. A fully functional version of ERES for offshore wind will be developed in a subsequent phase of the project.

Anderson, Richard M.; Copping, Andrea E.; Van Cleve, Frances B.; Unwin, Stephen D.; Hamilton, Erin L.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Insurance Market Regulation: Catastrophe Risk, Competition, and Systemic Risk  

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The risk of natural and man-made ... changes and weather cycles, geologic activity, and political unrest. The rising cost of catastrophes is...31.3 which plots annual insured losses from catastrophes in the U...

Robert W. Klein

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948...decisions under risk. Econometrica...wealth. Journal of Political Economy (1952...Diversification of Investments (1959) New York...result. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty......

Udo Broll; Martn Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Political risk in emerging and developed markets  

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Using analyst estimates of political risk, we show that political risk represents a more important determinant of stock ... . Average returns in emerging markets experiencing decreased political risk exceed those...

Robin L. Diamonte; John M. Liew; Ross L. Stevens

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......of choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948) 56...Zitikis R. Weighted risk capital allocations...theory of decisions under risk. Econometrica (1979...of wealth. Journal of Political Economy (1952) 60......

Udo Broll; Martn Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948...Weighted risk capital allocations. Insurance: Mathematics...applications to insurance and finance...decisions under risk. Econometrica...Journal of Political Economy (1952......

Udo Broll; Martn Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Risk Analysis: A View from 1990  

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......twenty-five years for reliability analysis and safety/risk...distributions in risk and reliability calculations...assessment. Risk Analysis 1. 21. KEENEY...encoding in decision analysis. Mgmt Sci. 22...Regulatory Commission Reactor Safety Study 1975......

C. B. CHAPMAN

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

2008 Environmental risk management report for the  

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............................................................................. 6 4.2 Environmental risk by building ................................................................................................. 13 List of Figures and Tables Box 2.1 Pollution prevention / environmental risk management Environmental Risk by Building Type ............................................. 8 Figure 4.4 ANU Environmental

294

Towards an Acceptable Criterion of Acceptable Risk  

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The determination by federal risk managers of an acceptable level of carcinogenic risk depends upon many factors. Several of the ... The size of the population that is at risk influences our perception and analys...

Paul Milvy

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Moral Emotions as Guide to Acceptable Risk  

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The question remains whether these considerations are reasonable concerns that should be included in risk assessments. The answer by sociologists and philosophers of risk to this question is positive. Whether a risk

Prof. Sabine Roeser

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Workshop overview: Arsenic research and risk assessment  

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The chronic exposure of humans through consumption of high levels of inorganic arsenic (iAs)-contaminated drinking water is associated with skin lesions, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, and cancers. Additionally, humans are exposed to organic arsenicals when used as pesticides and herbicides (e.g., monomethylarsonic acid, dimethylarsinic acid (DMA{sup V}) also known as cacodylic acid). Extensive research has been conducted to characterize the adverse health effects that result from exposure to iAs and its metabolites to describe the biological pathway(s) that lead to adverse health effects. To further this effort, on May 31, 2006, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) sponsored a meeting entitled 'Workshop on Arsenic Research and Risk Assessment'. The invited participants from government agencies, academia, independent research organizations and consultants were asked to present their current research. The overall focus of these research efforts has been to determine the potential human health risks due to environmental exposures to arsenicals. Pursuant in these efforts is the elucidation of a mode of action for arsenicals. This paper provides a brief overview of the workshop goals, regulatory context for arsenical research, mode of action (MOA) analysis in human health risk assessment, and the application of MOA analysis for iAs and DMA{sup V}. Subsequent papers within this issue will present the research discussed at the workshop, ensuing discussions, and conclusions of the workshop.

Sams, Reeder [Integrated Risk Information System Program, National Center for Environmental Assessment, MC: B-243 01, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States)], E-mail: sams.reeder@epa.gov; Wolf, Douglas C. [Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States); Ramasamy, Santhini; Ohanian, Ed [Health and Ecological Criteria Division, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States); Chen, Jonathan [Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States); Lowit, Anna [Health Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States)

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Risk Analysis Study.  

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The Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS), operated on behalf of the ratepayers of the PNW by BPA and other Federal agencies, faces many uncertainties during the FY 2007-2009 rate period. Among these uncertainties, the largest revolve around hydro conditions, market prices and river operations for fish recovery. In order to provide a high probability of making its U.S. Treasury payments, BPA performs a Risk Analysis as part of its rate-making process. In this Risk Analysis, BPA identifies key risks, models their relationships, and then analyzes their impacts on net revenues (total revenues less expenses). BPA subsequently evaluates in the ToolKit Model the Treasury Payment Probability (TPP) resulting from the rates, risks, and risk mitigation measures described here and in the Wholesale Power Rate Development Study (WPRDS). If the TPP falls short of BPA's standard, additional risk mitigation revenues, such as PNRR and CRAC revenues are incorporated in the modeling in ToolKit until the TPP standard is met. Increased wholesale market price volatility and six years of drought have significantly changed the profile of risk and uncertainty facing BPA and its stakeholders. These present new challenges for BPA in its effort to keep its power rates as low as possible while fully meeting its obligations to the U.S. Treasury. As a result, the risk BPA faces in not receiving the level of secondary revenues that have been credited to power rates before receiving those funds is greater. In addition to market price volatility, BPA also faces uncertainty around the financial impacts of operations for fish programs in FY 2006 and in the FY 2007-2009 rate period. A new Biological Opinion or possible court-ordered change to river operations in FY 2006 through FY 2009 may reduce BPA's net revenues included Initial Proposal. Finally, the FY 2007-2009 risk analysis includes new operational risks as well as a more comprehensive analysis of non-operating risks. Both the operational and non-operational risks will be described in Section 2.0 of this study. Given these risks, if rates are designed using BPA's traditional approach of only adding Planned Net Revenues for Risk (PNRR), power rates would need to recover a much larger ''risk premium'' to meet BPA's TPP standard. As an alternative to high fixed risk premiums, BPA is proposing a risk mitigation package that combines PNRR with a variable rate mechanism similar to the cost recovery adjustment mechanisms used in the FY 2002-2006 rate period. The proposed risk mitigation package is less expensive on a forecasted basis because the rates can be adjusted on an annual basis to respond to uncertain financial outcomes. BPA is also proposing a Dividend Distribution Clause (DDC) to refund reserves in excess of $800M to customers in the event net revenues in the next rate period exceed current financial forecasts.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Health-risk assessment of chemical contamination in Puget Sound seafood. Final report 1985-1988  

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This report provides resource management and health agencies with a general indication of the magnitude of potential human health risks associated with consumption of recreationally harvested seafoods from Puget Sound. Data collection and evaluation focused on a variety of metal and organic contaminants in fish, shellfish and edible seaweeds from 22 locations in the Sound. EPA risk assessment techniques were used to characterize risks to average and high consumer groups for both carcinogens and noncarcinogens. Theoretical risks associated with consumption of both average and high quantities of Puget Sound seafood appear to be comparable to or substantially less than those for fish and shellfish from other locations in the United States.

Williams, L.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Risk assessment for the Waste Technologies Industries (WTI) hazardous waste incineration facility (East Liverpool, Ohio). Volume 5. Human health risk assessment; evaluation of potential risks from multipathway exposure to emissions  

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The report provide estimates of: (1) individual risks based on central tendency exposure; (2) individual risks based on maximum environmental concentrations; (3) risks to highly exposed or susceptible subgroups of the population (e.g., subsistence farmers and school children); (4) risks associated with specific activities that may result in elevated exposures (e.g., subsistence fishermen and deer hunters); and (5) population risk. This approach allows for the estimation of risks to specific segments of the population taking into consideration activity patterns, number of individuals, and actual locations of individuals in these subgroups with respect to the facility. The fate and transport modeling of emissions from the facility to estimate exposures to identified subgroups is described.

NONE

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Intragenerational Conflict and Political Risk  

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The models of Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 focused on intergenerational differences as the only source of distributional conflict within a country. In these models, political risk after the removal of investment barri...

Philipp Harms

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUREG-1150 risk assessment methodology  

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This paper describes the methodology developed in support of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NCR's) evaluation of severe accident risks in NUREG-1150. After the accident at Three Mile Island, Unit 2, the NRC initiated a sever accident research program to develop an improved understanding of severe accidents and to provide a second technical basis to support regulatory decisions in this area. A key product of this program is NUREG-1150, which provides estimates of risk for several nuclear reactors of different design. The principal technical analyses for NUREG-1150 were performed at Sandia National Labs. under the Severe Accident Risk Reduction Program and the Accident Sequence Evaluation Program. A major aspect of the work was the development of a methodology that improved upon previous full-scale probabilistic risk assessments (PRA) in several areas which are described.

Benjamin, A.S.; Amos, C.N.; Cunningham, M.A.; Murphy, J.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Integrated risk information system (IRIS)  

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The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is an electronic information system developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) containing information related to health risk assessment. IRIS is the Agency`s primary vehicle for communication of chronic health hazard information that represents Agency consensus following comprehensive review by intra-Agency work groups. The original purpose for developing IRIS was to provide guidance to EPA personnel in making risk management decisions. This original purpose for developing IRIS was to guidance to EPA personnel in making risk management decisions. This role has expanded and evolved with wider access and use of the system. IRIS contains chemical-specific information in summary format for approximately 500 chemicals. IRIS is available to the general public on the National Library of Medicine`s Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET) and on diskettes through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

Tuxen, L. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

303

Risk Analysis | Department of Energy  

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activities. A safety plan, which is composed of a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), a risk mitigation plan, and a communication plan, is used as a criterion for the...

304

Panoramic Radiology: Risk Within Reason  

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The absolute risk from low levels of radiation used in dental radiography is estimated to be less than one in a million; certainly much lower than many normal pursuits that go unquestioned, including automobil...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Health risks of energy technologies  

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This volume examines occupational, public health, and environmental risks of the coal fuel cycle, the nuclear fuel cycle, and unconventional energy technologies. The 6 chapters explore in detail the relationship between energy economics and risk analysis, assess the problems of applying traditional cost-benefit analysis to long-term environmental problems (such as global carbon dioxide levels), and consider questions about the public's perception and acceptance of risk. Also included is an examination of the global risks associated with current and proposed levels of energy production and comsumption from all major sources. A separate abstract was prepared for each of the 6 chapters; all are included in Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis (EAPA) and four in Energy Research Abstracts (ERA).

Travis, C.C.; Etnier, E.L. (eds.)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Federal Flood Risk Management Standard  

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The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard builds upon Executive Order (E.O.) 11988 and is to be incorporated into existing Federal department and agency processes used to implement E.O. 11988.

307

Biofuels: balancing risks and rewards  

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...2013 research-article Articles 1004 69 Biofuels, science and society Organized by Chris Greenwell Biofuels: balancing risks and rewards Patricia...One contribution of 9 to a Theme Issue Biofuels, science and society . This paper describes...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Utility View of Risk Assessment  

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This paper will address a utility perspective in regard to risk assessment, reliability, and impact on the utility system. Discussions will also include the critical issues for utilities when contracting for energy and capacity from cogenerators...

Bickham, J.

309

Acceptable Health Benefits and Risks  

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Previous chapters of this book emphasize empowering individuals to participate in discussions about the significance and importance of medical benefits and environmental health risks. Those chapters stress the va...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Uncertainties in risk assessment at USDOE facilities  

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The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) has embarked on an ambitious program to remediate environmental contamination at its facilities. Decisions concerning cleanup goals, choices among cleanup technologies, and funding prioritization should be largely risk-based. Risk assessments will be used more extensively by the USDOE in the future. USDOE needs to develop and refine risk assessment methods and fund research to reduce major sources of uncertainty in risk assessments at USDOE facilities. The terms{open_quote} risk assessment{close_quote} and{open_quote} risk management{close_quote} are frequently confused. The National Research Council (1983) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA, 1991a) described risk assessment as a scientific process that contributes to risk management. Risk assessment is the process of collecting, analyzing and integrating data and information to identify hazards, assess exposures and dose responses, and characterize risks. Risk characterization must include a clear presentation of {open_quotes}... the most significant data and uncertainties...{close_quotes} in an assessment. Significant data and uncertainties are {open_quotes}...those that define and explain the main risk conclusions{close_quotes}. Risk management integrates risk assessment information with other considerations, such as risk perceptions, socioeconomic and political factors, and statutes, to make and justify decisions. Risk assessments, as scientific processes, should be made independently of the other aspects of risk management (USEPA, 1991a), but current methods for assessing health risks are based on conservative regulatory principles, causing unnecessary public concern and misallocation of funds for remediation.

Hamilton, L.D.; Holtzman, S.; Meinhold, A.F.; Morris, S.C.; Rowe, M.D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Assessment & Management Information | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Regulatory Framework, April 2012 Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) web page DOE Standard on Development and Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment in DOE...

312

Optimization Online - Multilevel Optimization Modeling for Risk ...  

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Abstract: Coherent risk measures have become a popular tool for incorporating risk aversion into stochastic optimization models. For dynamic models in which...

Jonathan Eckstein

313

Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group  

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The Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) was established to assist DOE in the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety related activities.

314

Key Attributes of the SAPHIRE Risk and Reliability Analysis Software for Risk-Informed Probabilistic Applications  

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The Idaho National Laboratory is a primary developer of probabilistic risk and reliability analysis (PRRA) tools, dating back over 35 years. Evolving from mainframe-based software, the current state-of-the-practice has lead to the creation of the SAPHIRE software. Currently, agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Aeronautics and Aerospace Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense use version 7 of the SAPHIRE software for many of their risk-informed activities. In order to better understand and appreciate the power of software as part of risk-informed applications, we need to recall that our current analysis methods and solution methods have built upon pioneering work done 30 to 40 years ago. We contrast this work with the current capabilities in the SAPHIRE analysis package. As part of this discussion, we provide information for both the typical features and special analysis capabilities which are available. We also present the application and results typically found with state-of-the-practice PRRA models. By providing both a high-level and detailed look at the SAPHIRE software, we give a snapshot in time for the current use of software tools in a risk-informed decision arena.

Curtis Smith; James Knudsen; Kellie Kvarfordt; Ted Wood

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Qualitative methods for assessing risk  

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The Department of Energy`s (DOE) non-nuclear facilities generally require only a qualitative accident analysis to assess facility risks in accordance with DOE Order 5481.1B, Safety Analysis and Review System. Achieving a meaningful qualitative assessment of risk necessarily requires the use of suitable non-numerical assessment criteria. Typically, the methods and criteria for assigning facility-specific accident scenarios to the qualitative severity and likelihood classification system in the DOE order requires significant judgment in many applications. Systematic methods for more consistently assigning the total accident scenario frequency and associated consequences are required to substantiate and enhance future risk ranking between various activities at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). SNL`s Risk Management and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Department has developed an improved methodology for performing qualitative risk assessments in accordance wi the DOE order requirements. Products of this effort are an improved set of qualitative description that permit (1) definition of the severity for both technical and programmatic consequences that may result from a variety of accident scenarios, and (2) qualitative representation of the likelihood of occurrence. These sets of descriptions are intended to facilitate proper application of DOE criteria for assessing facility risks.

Mahn, J.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hannaman, G.W. [Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA (United States); Kryska, P. [Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Risk Management Process Overview | Department of Energy  

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» Risk Management Process Overview » Risk Management Process Overview Risk Management Process Overview figure depicting three tier risk management process The cybersecurity risk management process explained in the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline has two primary components: the risk management model and the the risk management cycle. The risk management model reflects the organization as a three-tiered structure and provides a comprehensive view for the electricity sector organization and how risk management activities are undertaken across the organization. This structure is simple enough that it can be applied to any electricity sector organization regardless of size or operations. The three tiers of the risk management model are: Tier 1: Organization

317

Perceived risk, real risk: social science and the art of probabilistic risk assessment  

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...BUSINESS 59 : S225 ( 1986 ). FARHARPILGRIM, B.C., PUBLIC REACTIONS NUC 183 ( 1984 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK 33 ( 1981 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ANAL ACTUAL VS PERCE 235 ( 1983 ). FISCHHOFF, B, KNOWING WITH CERTAINTY - APPROPRIATENESS...

WR Freudenburg

318

Introduction Modelling in finance Risk measures Pricing via risk measures Option Pricing and Hedging via Risk Measures  

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, then the risk is acceptable. When positive, (X) is the minimum extra cash the agent has to add to her portfolio X to make the risk acceptable. Ove G¨ottsche University of Twente Option Pricing and Hedging viaIntroduction Modelling in finance Risk measures Pricing via risk measures Option Pricing

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

319

An Introduction to Risk with a Focus on Design Diversity in the Stockpile  

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The maintenance and security of nuclear weapons in the stockpile involves decisions based on risk analysis and quantitative measures of risk. Risk is a factor in all decisions, a particularly important factor in decisions of a large scale. One example of high-risk decisions we will discuss is the risk involved in design diversity within the stockpile of nuclear weapons arsenal. Risk is defined as 'possibility of loss or injury' and the 'degree of probability of such loss' (Kaplan and Garrick 12). To introduce the risk involved with maintaining the weapons stockpile we will draw a parallel to the design and maintenance of Southwest Airlines fleet of Boeing 737 planes. The clear benefits for cost savings in maintenance of having a uniform fleet are what historically drove Southwest to have only Boeing 737s in their fleet. Less money and resources are need for maintenance, training, and materials. Naturally, risk accompanies those benefits. A defect in a part of the plane indicates a potential defect in that same part in all the planes of the fleet. As a result, safety, business, and credibility are at risk. How much variety or diversity does the fleet need to mitigate that risk? With that question in mind, a balance is needed to accommodate the different risks and benefits of the situation. In a similar way, risk is analyzed for the design and maintenance of nuclear weapons in the stockpile. In conclusion, risk must be as low as possible when it comes to the nuclear weapons stockpile. Design and care to keep the stockpile healthy involves all aspects of risk management. Design diversity is a method that helps to mitigate risk, and to help balance options in stockpile stewardship.

Noone, Bailey C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY  

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is acceptable; identification of the risk owner; identification of further mitigating actions; continuous1 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY 1. Risk Management 1.1 Responsibility of accountability, probity and compliance. Risk management is an essential element of the process of governance. 1

Schellekens, Michel P.

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Risk Management Techniques and Practice Workshop Workshop Report  

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At the request of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a two-day Risk Management Techniques and Practice (RMTAP) workshop held September 18-19 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. The purpose of the workshop, which was sponsored by the SC/Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)/Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, was to assess current and emerging techniques, practices, and lessons learned for effectively identifying, understanding, managing, and mitigating the risks associated with acquiring leading-edge computing systems at high-performance computing centers (HPCCs). Representatives from fifteen high-performance computing (HPC) organizations, four HPC vendor partners, and three government agencies attended the workshop. The overall workshop findings were: (1) Standard risk management techniques and tools are in the aggregate applicable to projects at HPCCs and are commonly employed by the HPC community; (2) HPC projects have characteristics that necessitate a tailoring of the standard risk management practices; (3) All HPCC acquisition projects can benefit by employing risk management, but the specific choice of risk management processes and tools is less important to the success of the project; (4) The special relationship between the HPCCs and HPC vendors must be reflected in the risk management strategy; (5) Best practices findings include developing a prioritized risk register with special attention to the top risks, establishing a practice of regular meetings and status updates with the platform partner, supporting regular and open reviews that engage the interests and expertise of a wide range of staff and stakeholders, and documenting and sharing the acquisition/build/deployment experience; and (6) Top risk categories include system scaling issues, request for proposal/contract and acceptance testing, and vendor technical or business problems. HPC, by its very nature, is an exercise in multi-level risk management. Every aspect of stewarding HPCCs into the petascale era, from identification of the program drivers to the details of procurement actions and simulation environment component deployments, represents unprecedented challenges and requires effective risk management. The fundamental purpose of this workshop was to go beyond risk management processes as such and learn how to weave effective risk management practices, techniques, and methods into all aspects of migrating HPCCs into the next generation of leadership computing systems. This workshop was a follow-on to the Petascale System Integration Workshop hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)/NERSC last year. It was intended to leverage and extend the risk management experience of the participants by looking for common best practices and unique processes that have been especially successful. This workshop assessed the effectiveness of tools and techniques that are or could be helpful in HPCC risk management, with a special emphasis on how practice meets process. As the saying goes: 'In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is'. Finally, the workshop brought together a network of experts who shared information as technology moves into the petascale era and beyond.

Quinn, T; Zosel, M

2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk assessment for organic micropollutants: U. S. point of view  

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Basic research and monitoring of sludge utilization programs have identified specific pathways by which potentially toxic constituents of sewage sludge can reach and cause toxicity to livestock, humans, plants, soil biota, wildlife, etc. In the process of preparing a new regulation for land application of sewage sludge in the US, a pathway approach to risk assessment was undertaken. Two Pathways were found to comprise the greatest risk from persistent lipophilic organic compounds such as PCBs: (1) direct ingestion of sludge by children; and (2) adherence of sludge to forage/pasture crops from surface application of fluid sludge, followed by grazing and ingestion of sludge by livestock used as human food. Each pathway considers risk to Most Exposed Individuals (MEIs) who have high exposure to sludge. Because 1990 sewage sludges contain very low levels of PCBs, the estimated risk level to MEIs was less 0.0001, low sludge PCBs and low probability of simultaneously meeting all the constraints of the MEI indicate that MEIs are at less 0.0000001 lifetime risk. The authors conclude that quantitative risk assessment for potentially toxic constituents in sewage sludge can be meaningfully conducted because research has provided transfer coefficients from sludges and sludge-amended soils to plants and animals needed for many organic compounds.

Chaney, R.L.; Ryan, J.A.; O'Connor, G.A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 14 - Pipeline Flow Risk Assessment  

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Abstract Risk assessment is the process of assessing risks and factors influencing the level of safety of a project. It involves researching how hazardous events or states develop and interact to cause an accident. The risk assessment effort should be tailored to the level and source of technical risk involved with the project and the project stage being considered. The assessment of technical risk will take different forms in different stages of the project. Pipeline flow risk mainly includes fluid leakage and blockage happening in the pipelines. This chapter describes the application of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for the blockage in the oil and gas pipelines.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the Hanford risk management plan  

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The Project Hanford Management Contract called for the enhancement of site-wide decision processes, and development of a Hanford Risk Management Plan to adopt or develop a risk management system for the Hanford Site. This Plan provides a consistent foundation for Site issues and addresses site-wide management of risks of all types. It supports the Department of Energy planning and sitewide decision making policy. Added to this requirement is a risk performance report to characterize the risk management accomplishments. This paper presents the development of risk management within the context of work planning and performance. Also discussed are four risk elements which add value to the context.

Halverson, T.G.

1998-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

325

Chapter 8 - Risk Analysis for Subsea Pipelines  

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Abstract The purpose of this chapter is to apply risk-based inspection planning methodologies to pipeline systems, by developing a set of methods and tools for the estimation of risks using structural reliability approach and incidental databases, and to illustrate our risk based inspection and management approach through three examples, including risk analysis for a subsea gas pipeline, dropped object risk analysis and how to use RBIM to reduce operation costs. After outlining the constituent steps of a complete risk analysis methodology, it gives detailed information about each step of the methodology such that a complete risk analysis can be achieved. To get the final acceptable design/procedure, these steps are needed, including acceptance criteria, identification of initiating events, crude consequence analysis, cause analysis, quantitative cause analysis, consequence analysis and risk estimation. This chapter also gave a detailed guidance on evaluation of failure frequency, consequence, risk and risk-based inspection and integrity management of pipeline systems.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Alcohol consumption, Lewis phenotypes, and risk of ischemic heart disease  

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The authors have previously found an increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in men with the Lewis phenotype Le(a[minus]b[minus]) and suggested that the Lewis blood group has a close genetic relation with insulin resistance. The authors have investigated whether any conventional risk factors explain the increased risk in Le(a[minus]b[minus]) men. 3,383 men aged 53-75 years were examined in 1985-86, and morbidity and mortality during the next 4 years were recorded. At baseline, the authors excluded 343 men with a history of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, intermittent claudication, or stroke. The potential risk factors examined were alcohol consumption, physical activity, tobacco smoking, serum cotinine, serum lipids, body-mass index, blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and social class. In 280 (9.6%) men with Le(a[minus]b[minus]), alcohol was the only risk factor significantly associated with risk of IHD. There was a significant inverse dose-effect relation between alcohol consumption and risk; trend tests, with adjustment for age, were significant for fatal IHD (p=0.02), all IHD (p=0.03), and all causes of death (p=0.02). In 2649 (90.4%) men with other phenotypes, there was a limited negative association with alcohol consumption. In Le(a[minus]b[minus]) men, a group genetically at high risk of IHD, alcohol consumption seems to be especially protective. The authors suggest that alcohol consumption may modify insulin resistance in Le(a[minus]b[minus]) men.

Hein, H.O.; Suadicani, P.; Gyntelberg, F. (Rigshospitalet State Univ. Hospital, Copenhagen (Denmark). Epidemiological Research Unit); Sorenson, H. (Rigshospitalet State Univ. Hospital, Copenhagen (Denmark). Dept. of Chemical Immunology); Hein, H.O. (Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark). Dept. of Internal Medicine)

1993-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Wildfire and development : why stronger links to land-use planning are needed to save lives, protect property, and minimize economic risk  

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Exploding growth along the Colorado Front Range has expanded the wildland-urban interface-the area where homes and vegetation mix. This area, known as the WUI, is at high risk of wildfires. Wildfire risk is based on both ...

Mowery, Molly Anne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment  

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5/002F 5/002F April 1998 Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment (Published on May 14, 1998, Federal Register 63(93):26846-26924) Risk Assessment Forum U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC DISCLAIMER This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. NOTICE This report contains the full text of the Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment. However, the format of this version differs from the Federal Register version, as follows: text boxes that are included in this document at their point of reference were instead listed at the end of the Federal Register document as text notes, due to format limitations for Federal Register documents.

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SC Introduction to Risk Management  

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OF OF SCIENCE Office of Science Risk Management November 4, 2009 Ray Won Office of Project Assessment Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy http://www.science.doe.gov/opa/ 2 AGENDA AGENDA Wednesday, November 4, 2009, Building 2714, Oak Ridge 2:15 p.m. Introduction to SC Risk Management 2:25 p.m. Spallation Neutron Source 2:40 p.m. ORNL Risk Management Process 2:55 p.m. National Synchrotron Light Source II 3:10 p.m. Questions 3:30 p.m. End OFFICE OF SCIENCE 3 DOE Organization DOE Organization OFFICE OF SCIENCE Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security/ Administrator for National Nuclear Security Administration Thomas P. D'Agostino Chief of Staff *The Deputy Secretary also serves as the Chief Operating Officer.

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IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects |  

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IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Implementation, Market analysis Resource Type: Presentation, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.iea-retd.org/files/RISK%20IEA-RETD%20(2011-6).pdf Cost: Free IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Screenshot References: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects[1] Logo: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects "This report presents a transparent and reproducible set of techniques to

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Risk assesment of a new high-speed railway  

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......industry has begun to use QRA as a tool to guide decision making in...account that the amount of energy to be absorbed in bringing...it was decided that the data storage, the fault-tree and event-tree...potential death avoided. This valuation was felt to be grossly disproportionate......

C.L. LEIHTON; C.R. DENIS

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Original article Anthropogenic factors and the risk of highly  

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GASQUI 1 , Myriam CHARRAS-GARRIDO 1 , Weerapong THANAPONGTHARM 3 , Xiangming XIAO 4 , Marius GILBERT 5 and Microbiology, Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA 5 Biological Control

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Microsoft Word - 2007-fact-sheet-high-risk-children.doc  

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or eliminating the financial barriers to attaining safety devices (e.g. smoke alarms, bicycle helmets, car seats, and booster seats) * Increasing educational efforts directed...

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Risks and Risk Governance in Unconventional Shale Gas Development  

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The air pollutants associated with shale gas development include greenhouse gases (primarily methane), ozone precursors (volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides), air toxics, and particulate matter from flaring, compressors, and engines. ... Kiviat, E.Risks to biodiversity from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shales Annu. ...

Mitchell J. Small; Paul C. Stern; Elizabeth Bomberg; Susan M. Christopherson; Bernard D. Goldstein; Andrei L. Israel; Robert B. Jackson; Alan Krupnick; Meagan S. Mauter; Jennifer Nash; D. Warner North; Sheila M. Olmstead; Aseem Prakash; Barry Rabe; Nathan Richardson; Susan Tierney; Thomas Webler; Gabrielle Wong-Parodi; Barbara Zielinska

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment  

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Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment (SFTRA) Draft NUREG-2125 Overview for National Transportation Stakeholders Forum John Cook Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation 1 SFTRA Overview Contents * Project and review teams * Purpose and goals * Basic methodology * Improvements relative to previous studies * Draft NUREG structure and format * Routine shipment analysis and results * Accident condition analysis and results * Findings and conclusions * Schedule 2 SFTRA Research and Review Teams * Sandia National Laboratory Research Team [$1.8M; 9/06-9/12] - Doug Ammerman - principal investigator - Carlos Lopez - thermal - Ruth Weiner - RADTRAN * NRC's SFTRA Technical Review Team - Gordon Bjorkman - structural

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Air Risk Information Support Center  

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The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) was initiated in early 1988 by the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Health and Environmental Assessment (OHEA) and the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) as a technology transfer effort that would focus on providing information to state and local environmental agencies and to EPA Regional Offices in the areas of health, risk, and exposure assessment for toxic air pollutants. Technical information is fostered and disseminated by Air RISCs three primary activities: (1) a {open_quotes}hotline{close_quotes}, (2) quick turn-around technical assistance projects, and (3) general technical guidance projects. 1 ref., 2 figs.

Shoaf, C.R.; Guth, D.J. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear weapon system risk assessment  

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Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) is a process for evaluating hazardous operations by considering what can go wrong, the likelihood of these undesired events, and the resultant consequences. Techniques used in PRA originated in the 1960s. Although there were early exploratory applications to nuclear weapons and other technologies, the first major application of these techniques was in the Reactor Safety Study, WASH-1400, {sup 1} in which the risks of nuclear power accidents were thoroughly investigated for the first time. Recently, these techniques have begun to be adapted to nuclear weapon system applications. This report discusses this application to nuclear weapon systems.

Carlson, D.D.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Slide 1  

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Risk Risk Unscrambling Risk Ownership, Management Reserve, and Contingency OECM Cost Estimating Symposium May 25-26, 2011 New Orleans, LA Unscrambling Risk Ownership * Project cost overruns have kept DOE on GAO's High Risk List for years * Pre-symposium survey identified these systemic issues: - poor risk assessment and analysis - inadequate Contingency and Management Reserve - unknown unknowns * Who owns Contingency and Management Reserve? - Contractor is responsible for risks within its ability to estimate or control, e.g., variance in the cost of steel or labor, meeting NQA-1 requirements, site safety - DOE is responsible for risks outside contractor's control, e.g., scope/schedule changes, funding, economic conditions, legal and regulatory changes - Line between contractor and DOE control should be drawn in the

339

Risk Price Dynamics Jaroslav Borovicka  

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Risk Price Dynamics Jaroslav Borovicka University of Chicago Lars Peter Hansen University November 11, 2009 Abstract We present a novel approach to depicting asset pricing dynamics by characterizing shock exposures and prices for alternative investment horizons. We quantify the shock exposures

Hansen, Lars Peter

340

Reinforcing floodrisk estimation  

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...publication of the Flood estimation handbook, studies of ood risk are now...especially for its neglect of the physics of catchment pro- cesses of...recommended in the Flood estimation handbook (Institute of Hydrology 1999...estimates. The Flood estimation handbook (Institute of Hydrology 1999...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation: Facts, Risks and Realities  

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of Radiation 3 Understanding Radiation Risks 6 Naturally Occurring (Background) Radiation 7 Man-Made Radiation, beta particles and gamma rays. Other types, such as x-rays, can occur naturally or be machine-produced. Scientists have also learned that radiation sources are naturally all around us. Radiation can come from

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Decision Support and Risk Management  

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of a restoration model ­ for the repair of a ruptured natural gas pipeline. The nodes represent events (dots sets of steps required to accomplish a goal, such as repairing a ruptured natural gas pipeline, whenDecision Support and Risk Management Restore©: Modeling Interdependent Repair/Restoration Processes

343

Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk  

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1 Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk Risk Management E-470 RM4-14.0 09-08 *Professor and Extension Economist?Management, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist...1 Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk Risk Management E-470 RM4-14.0 09-08 *Professor and Extension Economist?Management, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist...

Pena, Jose G.; Thompson, Bill; Bevers, Stan; Anderson, David P.

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

344

Risk uncertainty analysis methods for NUREG-1150  

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Evaluation and display of risk uncertainties for NUREG-1150 constitute a principal focus of the Severe Accident Risk Rebaselining/Risk Reduction Program (SARRP). Some of the principal objectives of the uncertainty evaluation are: (1) to provide a quantitative estimate that reflects, for those areas considered, a credible and realistic range of uncertainty in risk; (2) to rank the various sources of uncertainty with respect to their importance for various measures of risk; and (3) to characterize the state of understanding of each aspect of the risk assessment for which major uncertainties exist. This paper describes the methods developed to fulfill these objectives.

Benjamin, U.S.; Boyd, G.J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

SYRMA: a tool for a system approach to risk management in mission critical systems  

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Managing risks and taking steps to reduce risks at acceptable level are considered as strategic objectives for organisations in almost any application domain. It is widely recognised that a system-oriented approach is needed to effectively manage risks in complex and mission critical systems. Well-known standard approaches to risk management exist and some frameworks and best practices have reached a high level of completeness and suitability in the different possible application scenarios. Nonetheless, we realised that poor support is offered towards the adoption of system-oriented approaches to risk management. This paper proposes a web-based application, named systemic risk management (SYRMA), to effectively support a system approach to risk management, especially in the case of complex and mission critical systems. SYRMA is based on a conceptual model that identifies main entities in risk management and their relations with resources of the target organisation. Identified relationships among model entities facilitate the provision of a synoptic overview of incidents, possible risks and risk-related information. Finally, we describe how SYRMA has been implemented as a prototype for the healthcare sector.

Gionni Bernardini; Federica Paganelli; Mauro Manetti; Alessandro Fantechi; Ernesto Iadanza

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Merging high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to...  

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high resolution geophysical and geochemical surveys to reduce exploration risk at Glass Buttes, Oregon Patrick Walsh Ormat Nevada Inc. Innovative technologies May 19, 2010...

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Associations between Beer, Wine, and Liquor Consumption and Lung Cancer Risk: A Meta-analysis  

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...particularly risk at high consumption levels. (Cancer...cancer deaths in the world. Although tobacco...Alcoholic beverage consumption has been established...adjusted for total energy intake and consumption of fruits and vegetables...

Chun Chao

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Instrumentation in Health Education and the Adolescent Health Risk Behavior Survey (AHRBS) Instrument  

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the validity and reliability of data collected from 1,992 Indiana middle and high school students with the Adolescent Health Risk Behavior Survey (AHRBS) instrument. The AHRBS instrument was created using the Biopsychosocial Model (BPSM) theoretical framework...

Smith, Matthew L.

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

349

How risk management can prevent future wildfire disasters in the wildland-urban interface  

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...on record. Wildfires in the wildland-urban...interface on the Colorado Front Range...Canyon Fire The Colorado Front Range...highly damaging wildfires in recent history...and effects. Wildfire risk in places like the Colorado foothills...

David E. Calkin; Jack D. Cohen; Mark A. Finney; Matthew P. Thompson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Project Programming and Commissioning as a Risk Mitigation and Threat Analysis Tool  

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As a quality process, commissioning has been successfully used in the design, construction and validation process for over a decade with valuable results. Owners of high risk and complex projects are now starting to use the commissioning process...

Weiss, M. L.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Evaluating the risk-reduction benefits of wind energy  

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The question of uncertainty and risk in electric utility resource planning has received considerable attention in recent years. During the 1980s, many utilities suffered financial losses because of unexpectedly high plant construction costs and low growth in electricity demand. In addition, the introduction of competition to the electric industry is creating new risks for power companies. No longer will utilities be able to count on regulatory protections and a base of captive consumers to provide a stable market and adequate return on their investments. Alternative risk management strategies will have to be considered instead. One approach to managing risk is for a utility company to invest in diverse power sources such as wind power plants. Since wind plants consume no fuel, can be built in relatively small increments with short construction lead times, and generate no pollutants, it is often said that they offer significant protection from risks associated with conventional fossil-fuel power plants. So far there have been few efforts to quantify these benefits, however. The study compares the costs and risks of two competing resource options, a gas-fired combined cycle plant and a wind plant, both utility-owned, through decision analysis. The case study utility is Texas Utilities Electric, a very large investor-owned company serving an area with substantial, high-quality wind resources. The authors chose a specific moment in the future - the year 2003 - when the utility currently plans to build a large fossil-fueled power plant, and examined the implications for the utility`s expected revenues, costs, and profits if a wind plant were to be built instead.

Brower, M.C.; Bell, K.; Spinney, P. [and others

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Kennedy, GAO Criticize NSF; Grant Renewal Is Rejected  

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...peer re-view process was that the energy policy office had to respond quickly...of Virginia, reacting to a worsening energy crisis in late January, banned all...bring industry and others within the ambit of SCIENCE, VOL. 195

PHILIP M. BOFFEY

1977-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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GAO-14-369, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT: Little Information...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

10 or more, including the National Park Service (21 draft and final EISs) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (19), both within the Department of the Interior; the National...

354

Ma, Bonzongo, Gao, Dong and Gress QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT  

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Characterization and Leachability of Coal Combustion Residues in Florida Principal investigator: Lena Q. Ma of coal combustion residues (CCR) and assess their metal leachability. The specific objectives are: 1- Environmental soil chemistry (Professor) Affiliation: Soil and Water Science Department, UF, Gainesville, FL

Ma, Lena

355

Risk-Related research at LBNL  

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Risk-Related Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Risk-Related Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Table of Contents Human Exposure Assessment Cancer Risk Assessment Extrapolation of Cancer Risks from Animals to Humans Biodosimetry to Assess Human Genotoxicity from Mutagenic or Clastogenic Agents Transgenic Mouse Models Biological Effects of Complex Chemical Mixtures Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) and Cancer Models Electromagnetic Fields Risks of Ionizing Radiation in Space Risk-Based Remediation Strategy for Kesterson Reservoir Wetland Restoration and Sediment Quality Integrated, Risk-Based Environmental Clean-up SELECT: Environmental Decision-Making Software Introduction The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) conducts research to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment.

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PFPC: Building an IT Risk Management Competency  

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IT Risk management is becoming increasingly important for CIOs and their executive counterparts. Educators and managers have materials they can use to discuss specific IT risks in project management, security and other ...

Westerman, George

2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

357

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National  

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National Adaptation Programme Meg Patel Defra #12 change #12;Weather & climate impacts - economic, societal, environmental Water consumption per capita;Legislative Framework Climate Change Act 2008 Adaptation Reporting Power 2011 Climate Change Risk Assessment

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

358

D&D and Risk Assessment Tools  

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ORISE and PNNL both developed tools to assist in the risk assessment and planning of D&D activities.PNNL developed a Risk D&D tool, a rapid prototype computerbased model, to evaluate...

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UAV Cooperative Control with Stochastic Risk Models  

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Risk and reward are fundamental concepts in the cooperative control of unmanned systems. This paper focuses on a constructive relationship between a cooperative planner and a learner in order to mitigate the learning risk ...

Geramifard, Alborz

360

Transportation risk assessment for ethanol transport  

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(California, Texas Gulf Coast, New England Atlantic Coast) will be of particular interest. The goal is to conduct a quantitative risk assessment on the pipeline, truck, and rail transportation modes to these areas. As a result of the quantitative risk...

Shelton Davis, Anecia Delaine

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Risks in Infrastructure Asset Management  

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The goal of this dissertation research is to model risk in delivery, operation and maintenance phases of infrastructure asset management. More specifically, the two main objectives of this research are to quantify and measure financial risk...

Seyedolshohadaie, Seyed Reza

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

362

GIS Techniques for Mapping Groundwater Contamination Risk  

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The groundwater contamination risk map of a samplealluvial area was produced by using the IlwisGeographical Information System (GIS) to construct andto overlay thematic maps. The risk map has beenderived from the...

Daniela Ducci

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Residential Proximity, Perceived and Acceptable Risk  

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The perception of risk and the acceptance of it are partially ... experiences, and the perception and acceptability of risk rests firmly upon that data bank ... life-experience is inherently related to perceive...

George O. Rogers

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Essays on macroeconomic risks and stock prices  

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In this thesis, I study the relationship between macroeconomic risks and asset prices. In the first chapter, I establish that inflation risk is priced in the cross-section of stock returns: stocks that have low returns ...

Duarte, Fernando Manuel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

How Sovereign Is Sovereign Credit Risk?  

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We study the nature of sovereign credit risk using an extensive set of sovereign CDS data. We find that the majority of sovereign credit risk can be linked to global factors. A single principal component accounts for 64 ...

Longstaff, Francis A.

366

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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ORR Offsite: Relative Risk Ranking Sites ORR Offsite: Relative Risk Ranking Sites These rankings are based on the EM-40 Release Site Methodology. Select a release site to receive information concering that site. Please note that not all of the listed sites are linked to further information. Animal Burial Site I Animal Burial Site II Animal Burial Site III Atomic City Auto Parts - Contaminated Creek Sediments Atomic City Auto Parts - Contaminated Soils Atomic City Auto Parts - Surface Debris Clinch River/Poplar Creek CSX Railroad David Witherspoon, Inc., 1630 Site David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site Low Dose Rate Irradiation Facility (LDRIF) Lower East Fork Poplar Creek - Bruner Site Lower East Fork Poplar Creek - NOAA Site Lower Watts Bar Reservoir Oak Ridge Tool Engineering, Inc. Solway Drums Site Swine Waste Lagoons

367

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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ORNL: Relative Risk Ranking Sites ORNL: Relative Risk Ranking Sites These rankings are based on the EM-40 Release Site Methodology. Select a release site to receive information concerning that site. Please note that not all of the listed sites are linked to further information. 3001 Storage Canal (OGR) 3517 Filter Pit (Fission Product Development Laboratory) Abandoned Burn Pit Abandoned Sanitary Waste Pipeline and Septic Tank N of 7917 Abandoned Underground Waste Oil Storage Tank 7002A Above-ground Demineralized-water Holding Tanks Aircraft Reactor Experiment Contaminated Tool Storage Aircraft Reactor Experiment Surface Impoundment Buried Scrap Metal Area C-14 Allocation in White Oak Trees C-14 Allocation in White Pine Trees C-14 Allocation in Woody Biomass Plantation Species C-14 Efflux in Yellow Poplar Stand

368

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Plant: Relative Risk Ranking Sites Plant: Relative Risk Ranking Sites These rankings are based on the EM-40 Release Site Methodology. Select a release site to receive information concerning that site. Please note that not all of the listed sites are linked to further information. Abandoned Nitric Acid Pipeline ACN Drum Yard Bear Creek Burial Grounds Bear Creek Contaminated Floodplain Soils Beta-4 Security Pits Building 81-10 Area Mercury Contaminated Soils Building 9201-2 Transformer and Capacitor Storage Area Building 9201-3 Coolant Salt Technology Facility Building 9201-4 Building 9201-4 External Pipes Building 9201-5E Northeast Yard Waste Storage Area Building 9202 East Pad Waste Storage Area Building 9204-2 West Yard Waste Storage Area Building 9206 Underground Tank Building 9215 West Pad Waste Storage Area

369

Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment  

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P-03/001F P-03/001F March 2005 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment Risk Assessment Forum U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC DISCLAIMER This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1.1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1.2. ORGANIZATION AND APPLICATION OF THE GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1.2.1. Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1.2.2. Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 1.3. KEY FEATURES OF THE CANCER GUIDELINES .

370

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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ETTP: Relative Risk Ranking Sites ETTP: Relative Risk Ranking Sites These rankings are based on the EM-40 Release Site Methodology. Select a release site to receive information concerning that site. Please note that not all of the listed sites are linked to further information. 518 Main Substation 600 Series Oil Storage Area 695/687 Oil Storage Operations Building 523 Grease {Burial Site} Building 526 Heavy Equipment Shop Building 569 Heavy Equipment Shop Building 665 Steam Shed Building F-29 Gasoline Station Demolition Materials Placement Area Duct Island Road F-05 Laboratory Burial Ground F-07 Material Warehouse F-08 Laboratory Flannagans Loop Road Groundwater Plume Centered Under North Side of K-1070-C/D Groundwater Plume Emanating from K-1401 Acid Line Groundwater Plume near Mitchell Branch Groundwater Plume Originating from K-1420 Building

371

Risks of the oil transition  

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The energy system is in the early stages of a transition from conventionally produced oil to a variety of substitutes, bringing economic, strategic, and environmental risks. We argue that these three challenges are inherently interconnected, and that as we act to manage one we cannot avoid affecting our prospects in dealing with the others. We further argue that without appropriate policies, tradeoffs between these risks are likely to be made so as to allow increased environmental disruption in return for increased economic and energy security. Responsible solutions involve developing and deploying environmentally acceptable energy technologies (both supply and demand) rapidly enough to replace dwindling conventional oil production and meet growing demand for transportation while diversifying supply to improve energy security.

A E Farrell; A R Brandt

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Spreadsheet Risk Management in Organisations  

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The paper examines in the context of financial reporting, the controls that organisations have in place to manage spreadsheet risk and errors. There has been widespread research conducted in this area, both in Ireland and internationally. This paper describes a study involving 19 participants (2 case studies and 17 by survey) from Ireland. Three areas are examined; firstly, the extent of spreadsheet usage, secondly, the level of complexity employed in spreadsheets, and finally, the controls in place regarding spreadsheets. The findings support previous findings of Panko (1998), that errors occur frequently in spreadsheets and that there is little or unenforced controls employed, however this research finds that attitudes are changing with regard to spreadsheet risk and that one organisation is implementing a comprehensive project regarding policies on the development and control of spreadsheets. Further research could be undertaken in the future to examine the development of a "best practice model" both for t...

Rittweger, Ben G

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Optimization Online - Operations Risk Management by Planning ...  

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Aug 1, 2007 ... Operations Risk Management by Planning Optimally the Qualified Workforce Capacity. Emmanuel Fragni re(Emmanuel.Fragniere ***at***...

Emmanuel Fragni re

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

EPA`s risk assessment guidelines: Overview  

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) risk assessment guidelines for cancer, quantification, and exposure issues are discussed.

Patton, D.E. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

375

Physical Degradation of Soils, Risks and Threats  

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Physical soil degradation...is one of the eight main risks and threats defined by the European Thematic Strategy for...

Winfried E. H. Blum

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Political uncertainty and risk premia  

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Abstract We develop a general equilibrium model of government policy choice in which stock prices respond to political news. The model implies that political uncertainty commands a risk premium whose magnitude is larger in weaker economic conditions. Political uncertainty reduces the value of the implicit put protection that the government provides to the market. It also makes stocks more volatile and more correlated, especially when the economy is weak. We find empirical evidence consistent with these predictions.

?ubo Pstor; Pietro Veronesi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

NUREG-1150 risk assessment results  

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The methodology developed in support of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) evaluation of severe accident risks in NUREG-1150 is noted. This paper discusses the results. The principal technical analyses for NUREG-1150 were performed at Sandia National Labs. under the Severe Accident Risk Reduction Program and the Accident Sequence Evaluation Program. The analyses have been completed so far for four reference plants: (a) a pressurized water reactor (PWR) with a dry, subatmospheric containment (Surry Unit 1), (b) a PWR with an ice condenser containment (Sequoyah Unit 1), (c) a boiling water reactor (BWR) with a Mark I containment (Peach Bottom Unit 2), and (d) a BWR with a Mark III containment (Grand Gulf Unit 1). A fifth NUREG-1150 plant, a PWR with a large, dry containment (Zion Unit 1), has been evaluated separately by Brookhaven National Lab. Sample risk results for one of the plants (Surry) are presented. The results for Sequoyah, Peach Bottom, and Grand Gulf are broadly compared with those for Surry.

Benjamin, A.S.; Kunsman, D.M.; Boyd, G.J.; Lewis, S.R.; Amos, C.N.; Smith, L.N.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Postgraduate Certificate in Safety and Risk Management  

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in safety and risk management, including health and safety legislation, safety policy and culture, risk be fully integrated into the organisation and the safety culture of the organisation developed accordinglyPostgraduate Certificate in Safety and Risk Management #12;Programme Structure The Postgraduate

Mottram, Nigel

379

Introduction Risk associated with an adverse price  

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Introduction Risk associated with an adverse price change (price risk) is a normal part commodities are sold suggests price risk is an unavoidable part of being involved in the industry. Producers that have significant price variability. Recent domestic farm policy changes and trade barrier reductions

O'Laughlin, Jay

380

A decision-theoritic approach to risk  

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......from retained risks and regulatory requirements relating...from retained risks and regulatory requirements relating...attitude to risk, the regulatory requirements relating...growth, their future plans and the level of business...is also sensible to review the situation regularly......

S.C. YOUNG

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

2005 Environmental risk management report for the  

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for the Australian National University 4 List of Tables Box ­ Pollution prevention / environmental risk management Figure 4.5 ­ Per cent residual environmental risk by building-type.................................14-wide environmental risk assessments since 1998. These have identified the ANU's priorities for pollution prevention

382

Risk Estimation; Background Radiation (Natural and Artificial )  

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-threshold mode estimate the response at lower doses. · The Committee on Biological Effects of Ionizing RadiationModule 9 Risk Estimation; Background Radiation (Natural and Artificial ) · sources of background radiation · various risk models. · estimating risk and on the sources of background radiation, both

Massey, Thomas N.

383

Evaluation of Health Risks of Atmospheric Pollutants  

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4 5- (DRAFT) Evaluation of Health Risks of Atmospheric Pollutants Guy Landrieu INERIS Institut, Stuttgart : Germany (1995)" #12;INERIS: Evaluation of health risks of atmospheric pollutants (DRAFT may 1995) Evaluation of health risks of atmospheric pollutants Summary 1 Introduction 2 Background 3 Harmfulness

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

384

Modelling risk and risking models: the diffusive boundary between science and policy in volcanic risk assessment  

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to the appreciation that the eruptions may continue for 282 decades and should be regarded as a chronic problem for planning purposes (Donovan and 283 Oppenheimer, 2014). Managing this transition has required consistent yet innovative 284 approaches to scientific... to their advice. 524 There is abundant evidence of the political challenges of risk assessment and management on 525 Montserrat, and the complex boundaries and connectivities involved (Aspinall et al., 2002; 526 Haynes et al., 2007; Donovan and Oppenheimer...

Donovan, Amy R.; Oppenheimer, Clive

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

385

Risk analysis for local management from hydro-geomorphologic disaster databases  

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Abstract This article describes the applications of a hydro-geomorphologic disaster database allowing a more appropriate local risk management. Two databases of loss and damage with different criteria, using Central Portugal occurrences, were constructed upon national and regional newspapers: one included all the disaster occurrences regardless of the level of loss and damage reported and the other only the major disasters for which casualties and other human losses were reported. Risk matrices, exploring likelihood and consequence, were analysed along with data regarding urban and demographic dynamics over time and risk profiles by municipality were obtained. The results show that the database which only included major disasters produced a risk matrix with lower levels of risk in comparison to the one produced from the more inclusive database. The most densely urbanised municipalities represent a greater number of disaster occurrences, but when considering only major losses, other peripheral municipalities emerge as high risk. Changes in territorial forcers are shaping the impact patterns in the region. Along with an increase in the housing density, an increase in disasters is observed, although the decrease of inhabitants. Impacts and territorial forcers cluster analysis and risk matrices results conduced to municipal risk profiles supporting management. Those profiles conduce to different frames of action from specific emergency planning, warning and alert, multi-hazard planning, or prevention measures involving land use planning or insurance and mutualisation solutions. Disaster databases that allow differentiating local patterns of impactsand their respective contexts - contribute to define locally adequate risk management policies.

Pedro Pinto dos Santos; Alexandre Oliveira Tavares; Jos Lus Zzere

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Initial Risk Analysis and Decision Making Framework  

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Commercialization of new carbon capture simulation initiative (CCSI) technology will include two key elements of risk management, namely, technical risk (will process and plant performance be effective, safe, and reliable) and enterprise risk (can project losses and costs be controlled within the constraints of market demand to maintain profitability and investor confidence). Both of these elements of risk are incorporated into the risk analysis subtask of Task 7. Thus far, this subtask has developed a prototype demonstration tool that quantifies risk based on the expected profitability of expenditures when retrofitting carbon capture technology on a stylized 650 MW pulverized coal electric power generator. The prototype is based on the selection of specific technical and financial factors believed to be important determinants of the expected profitability of carbon capture, subject to uncertainty. The uncertainty surrounding the technical performance and financial variables selected thus far is propagated in a model that calculates the expected profitability of investments in carbon capture and measures risk in terms of variability in expected net returns from these investments. Given the preliminary nature of the results of this prototype, additional work is required to expand the scope of the model to include additional risk factors, additional information on extant and proposed risk factors, the results of a qualitative risk factor elicitation process, and feedback from utilities and other interested parties involved in the carbon capture project. Additional information on proposed distributions of these risk factors will be integrated into a commercial implementation framework for the purpose of a comparative technology investment analysis.

Engel, David W.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Performance of weather-conditional rebates under different risk preferences  

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Retailers who sell seasonal products often face challenges in demand management due to weather uncertainty. In many cases, they make their ordering and pricing decisions prior to the regular selling season but the vast majority of sales do not occur until after the season starts, during which unfavorable weather conditions may result in high monetary losses. To protect against such adverse financial outcomes, retailers may offer weather-linked promotions such as weather rebates and induce customers to make early purchases. Specifically, weather-conditional rebates are incentives offered in an advance promotional period to be paid to the early buyers if the weather state in the regular season is unfavorable. In the presence of seasonal weather uncertainty, risk attitudes of retailers and buyers may play an important role on the effectiveness of these promotions. In this paper, we analyze the performance of weather-conditional rebates by explicitly considering the impact of different risk behaviors. First, we study the case in which the retailer and customers are risk-neutral and show that the weather-conditional rebates are effective in increasing the retailer's profits. Under the assumption of the retailer's risk-neutrality, we conduct a simulation study to investigate the impact of customers' alternative early-purchase behaviors on the performance of the rebate program. Next, we consider a risk-averse retailer. We model the retailer's risk aversion primarily in the meanvariance framework and find that the rebate program can be designed to increase the mean profit and reduce the profit variance simultaneously. Furthermore, by combining the rebate program with a financial instrument such as binary weather options, the retailer can obtain greater benefits from weather-conditional rebates.

Ozgun Caliskan Demirag

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

D & D screening risk evaluation guidance  

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The Screening Risk Evaluation (SRE) guidance document is a set of guidelines provided for the uniform implementation of SREs performed on decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) facilities. Although this method has been developed for D&D facilities, it can be used for transition (EM-60) facilities as well. The SRE guidance produces screening risk scores reflecting levels of risk through the use of risk ranking indices. Five types of possible risk are calculated from the SRE: current releases, worker exposures, future releases, physical hazards, and criticality. The Current Release Index (CRI) calculates the current risk to human health and the environment, exterior to the building, from ongoing or probable releases within a one-year time period. The Worker Exposure Index (WEI) calculates the current risk to workers, occupants and visitors inside contaminated D&D facilities due to contaminant exposure. The Future Release Index (FRI) calculates the hypothetical risk of future releases of contaminants, after one year, to human health and the environment. The Physical Hazards Index (PHI) calculates the risks to human health due to factors other than that of contaminants. Criticality is approached as a modifying factor to the entire SRE, due to the fact that criticality issues are strictly regulated under DOE. Screening risk results will be tabulated in matrix form, and Total Risk will be calculated (weighted equation) to produce a score on which to base early action recommendations. Other recommendations from the screening risk scores will be made based either on individual index scores or from reweighted Total Risk calculations. All recommendations based on the SRE will be made based on a combination of screening risk scores, decision drivers, and other considerations, as determined on a project-by-project basis.

Robers, S.K.; Golden, K.M.; Wollert, D.A.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Signed graphs for portfolio analysis in risk management  

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......IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (2002...analysis in risk management FRANK HARARY + Computer Science Department, New...portfolio from a risk management perspective can be...manage risk. One approach to contain risk is......

Frank Harary; Meng-Hiot Lim; Donald C. Wunsch

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Health and safety risk analyses: information for better decisions  

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...V.T., RISK ANALYSIS AND RISK MANAGEMENT - AN HISTORICAL-PERSPECTIVE, RISK ANALYSIS 5 : 103 ( 1985 ). DEWEES...HUMAN BEHAVIOR TRAFF ( 1985 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK ( 1981 ). GOHAGAN, J.K...

LB Lave

1987-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

391

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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What's New What's New November 2013 Updates ECO mammalian SSLs were updated for cadmium, antimony , arsenic, inorganic, barium, Beryllium, chromium VI, cobalt, copper, lead, silver, vanadium, cyanide (total complex), methyl mercury, sulfide, thallium and tin. October 2013 Updates The biota intake rates for the radionuclide PRG and risk tools were updated to correct an improper units conversion. September 2013 Updates IRIS updates for 1,4-Dioxane and Biphenyl were completed. PPRTV values have been updated for Biphenyl, 3,4-Dichlorobenzotrifluoride, Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine (Tetryl), Endosulfan Sulfate, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, Nitromethane, Dibenzothiophene, 2-Ethoxyethanol, 3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine, Butylated hydroxytoluene, Ethyl Acetate, tert-Amyl Alcohol, 2,2-Difluoropropane,

392

Federal risk management policy: Where are the problems?  

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Federal risk management policy involves both risk assessment and risk management elements. Risk assessments consists of hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Risk management, on the other hand, involves making policy decisions based on risk assessment results and social, economic, and political factors. These remarks summarize the role of risk assessment and risk management in the regulatory, judicial, and legislative arenas. They then focus on the new direction for risk assessment policy as the government and industry grapple with risk management issues.

Thompson, A.J. [Shaw, Pittman, Potts, and Trowbridge, Washington, DC (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

393

Single track effects, biostack and risk assessment  

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This talk addresses the single-track nature of the space radiation environment, and points out the importance of single hits'' in the evaluation of radiation risk for long-term missions occurring outside the earth's magnetic field. A short review is made of biological objects found to show increased effects when hit'' by a single heavy charged-particle in space. A brief discussion is given of the most provocative results from the bacterial spore B. subtilis: experimental evidence that tracks can affect biological systems at much larger distances from the trajectory than previously suspected, and that the resultant inactivation cross section in space calculated for this system is very large. When taken at face value, the implication of these results, when compared to those from experiments performed at ground-based accelerators with beams at low energies in the same LET range, is that high-energy particles can exert their influence a surprising distance from their trajectory and the inactivation cross sections are some twenty times larger than expected. Clearly, beams from high-energy heavy-ion accelerators should be used to confirm these results. For those end points that can also be caused by low-LET beams such as high-energy protons, it is important to measure their action cross sections as well. The ratio of the cross sections for a high-LET beam to that of a low-LET beam is an interesting experimental ratio and, we suggest, of more intrinsic interest than the RBE. It is a measure of the biological'' importance of one particle type relative to another particle type. This ratio will be introduced and given the name RPPE (Relative Per Particle Effectiveness). Values of RPPE will be discussed.

Curtis, S.B.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Single track effects, biostack and risk assessment  

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This talk addresses the single-track nature of the space radiation environment, and points out the importance of single ``hits`` in the evaluation of radiation risk for long-term missions occurring outside the earth`s magnetic field. A short review is made of biological objects found to show increased effects when ``hit`` by a single heavy charged-particle in space. A brief discussion is given of the most provocative results from the bacterial spore B. subtilis: experimental evidence that tracks can affect biological systems at much larger distances from the trajectory than previously suspected, and that the resultant inactivation cross section in space calculated for this system is very large. When taken at face value, the implication of these results, when compared to those from experiments performed at ground-based accelerators with beams at low energies in the same LET range, is that high-energy particles can exert their influence a surprising distance from their trajectory and the inactivation cross sections are some twenty times larger than expected. Clearly, beams from high-energy heavy-ion accelerators should be used to confirm these results. For those end points that can also be caused by low-LET beams such as high-energy protons, it is important to measure their action cross sections as well. The ratio of the cross sections for a high-LET beam to that of a low-LET beam is an interesting experimental ratio and, we suggest, of more intrinsic interest than the RBE. It is a measure of the ``biological`` importance of one particle type relative to another particle type. This ratio will be introduced and given the name RPPE (Relative Per Particle Effectiveness). Values of RPPE will be discussed.

Curtis, S.B.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry Minimizing Risks...  

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Industry Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Conservation International...

396

Chapter 11 - Regulatory and Political Risks  

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All major projects have political aspects (11.2). The Project Company may therefore be subject to political risks relating to the projects presence in a particular country and its relationship with the Host Government, rather than to the more general commercial and macro-economic risk aspects of the project covered in Chapter 9 and Chapter 10. These political risks are discussed in detail in this chapter. There are two main areas of risk relating to government actions: firstly regulatory or change in law risks (11.3), which affect all projects to some extent, and secondly investment risks (11.4), which mainly affect cross-border project investments, primarily in developing countries. Linked to the latter are quasi-political risks, which relate to government taking indirect action against the project (11.5). This chapter also deals with the particular issues arising from sub-sovereign risks i.e. where the Offtaker/Contracting Authority is a state or local government instead of the central government (11.6). Finally the terms for a Government Support Agreement, which may help to deal with the issues covered in 11.311.6, are described (11.7). Political-risk insurance may be available to cover these risks (11.8).

E.R. Yescombe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Terrorism, biosecurity and endogenous risk  

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Bioterrorism and infectious disease are biosecurity threats that can be modelled as biological invasions (e.g. alien species), incorporating the concept of endogenous risk from the environmental economics literature, i.e. that human behaviour may alter, deliberately or unintentionally, the likelihood and severity of these threats. Application of this modelling approach to investment strategy in pre-event, biosecurity readiness yields efficiency conditions for optimum allocation of expenditure between prevention and preparation for emergency response to bioterrorism and to infectious disease, which may occur individually or jointly. Model results provide a unified framework for interpreting empirical studies and deriving broad policy implications, such as the optimal investment in prevention vs. preparedness strategies. The threat of biological attack can also be analysed within the broader context of transnational terrorism. A model of compound lotteries helps illuminate the trade-off between investment in pre-emptive counterterrorism activities and investment in defensive anti-terrorism programmes, especially when terrorists can make strategic substitutions among targets and modes of attack, including use of biological agents. In combination, the endogenous risk and terrorism lottery models support a biosecurity investment strategy that favours enhancing public health capacity in prevention (e.g. medical surveillance) and strengthening pre-emptive counterterrorism capability.

Lee H. Endress

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

An Approach to Select Cost-Effective Risk Countermeasures  

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risk analysis should be conducted regularly to main- tain an acceptable level of security. In principle]. The required level of security and the acceptable level of risk should be defined by the risk criteria. However Fig. 1) takes a risk model resulting from a risk assessment and the associated risk acceptance

Stølen, Ketil

399

An Approach to Select Cost-Effective Risk Countermeasures  

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risk analysis should be conducted regularly to main- tain an acceptable level of security. In principle]. The required level of security and the acceptable level of risk should be defined by the risk criteria. However (see Fig. 1) takes a risk model resulting from a risk assessment and the associated risk acceptance

Stølen, Ketil

400

Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice,  

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Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice, June 2010 Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice, June 2010 On August 12, 2009, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) issued Recommendation 2009-1, Risk Assessment Methodologies at Defense Nuclear Facilities. This recommendation focused on the need for clear direction on use of quantitative risk assessments in nuclear safety applications at defense nuclear facilities. The Department of Energy (DOE) is presently analyzing directives, standards, training, and other tools that may support more effective development and use of risk assessment. Working with the Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety and the Chief of Nuclear Safety, staff from the Office of Health,

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401

Income growth, ethnic polarization, and political risk: Evidence from international oil price shocks  

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Abstract This paper studies the effects of growth in countries national incomes on political risk. To address causality, we use the annual growth rate of the international oil price weighted with countries average oil net-export GDP shares as an instrument for national income growth. Our instrumental variables analysis yields two main results: (i) income growth has on average a significant negative effect on countries political risk; (ii) the marginal effect of income growth on political risk is significantly decreasing in cross-country differences in ethnic polarization, so much so that at high levels of ethnic polarization income growth increases political risk while at low levels of ethnic polarization income growth reduces political risk.

Markus Brckner; Mark Gradstein

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Ecological risk perception in the societies in transition: Case study of Baltic States  

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The state of the environment and human health in countries that arise after the collapse of the USSR in influenced by different factors. The heritage of the previous regime can be characterized with a high environmental pollution level. However the transition from centrally planned to a free market economy is accompanied not only with changes in the political and social system, but also with changes in attitudes and in environmental values. All these processes have been analyzed on example of Baltic states analyzing the changes in ecological risk perception in societies of different economical and political structure. The ecological risk perception at first is associated with education level, especially regarding environmental education. However another important aspect is the perception of ecological risk at level of state policy. Just now this aspect can be regarded as the most important factor in ecological risk perception. Surprisingly low is the role of scientifical expertise in the ecological risk identification.

Klavins, M.; Cimdins, P.; Rodinov, V. [Univ. of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

403

Take Steps to Reduce Heart Risks  

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Take Steps to Reduce Heart Risks Take Steps to Reduce Heart Risks February is American Heart Month -- a time to reflect on the sobering fact that heart disease remains the number one killer of both women and men in the United States. The good news is you have the power to protect and improve your heart health. NIH and other government agencies have been working to advance our understanding of heart disease so that people can live longer, healthier lives. Research has found that you can lower your risk for heart disease simply by adopting sensible health habits. To protect your heart, the first step is to learn your own personal risk factors for heart disease. Risk factors are conditions or habits that make you more likely to develop a disease. Risk factors can also increase the chances that an existing disease will get worse.

404

Information needs for risk management/communication  

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The hazardous waste cleanup program under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is delegated to the ten Regions of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and has, to date, identified more than 33,000 sites for consideration. The size and complexity of the program places great demands on those who would provide information to achieve national consistency in application of risk assessment while meeting site-specific needs for risk management and risk communication.

Bennett, D.A. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A socio-technical account of risk  

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into an inflexible, fully documented activity accountable to distant bureaucrats (Wynne 1992, 51). Wynne isolated four points on which the farmers felt betrayal from the government scientists and bureaucrats: 1. Scientists ignored local variations in radioactive... risk may cause another risk to be obscured. Value-threatening hazards are risks that evolve from a new technology's ability to threaten or change our values and way of life. we are now entering an age where surveillance technology and global access...

Dean, Wesley Raymond

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural risk management of buildings during erection  

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3. 6 Risk Computation for Structures under Erection 3. 7 Some Ideas on Acceptable Levels of Risk for the Erection Process CHAPTER IV EXAMPLE APPLICATION OF THE METHODOLOGY 4. 1 Introduction 4. 2 Structural Steel Frame during Erection 4. 3... effects which impact the construction process (27, 44). Furthermore, an acceptable level of risk, which was not discussed, is required to measure results consistently. ln other parts of the Civil Engineering literature some researchers have already...

Sikorsky, Charles Steven

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Communicating Qualitative Risk to a Rural Audience  

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Although many risk assessment involve complex mathematical models and a thorough understanding, communicating the risk to the general public can present a considerable challenge. Comprehending a 'one-in-a-million' risk some 10 000 years in the future can be a challenge to the average citizen who is surrounded by more imminent dangers and who has, by virtue of their familiarity, become immune to them. A number of years ago, the then Japan Atomic Energy Institute (JAERI) signed a multi-year cooperative agreement with Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd (AECL) that included a number of self-contained radioisotope diffusion and migration experiments to be performed under in situ geochemical conditions in a specially designed radiochemistry laboratory at a depth of 240 metres in AECL's Underground Research Laboratory (URL) near Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, Canada. This underground facility has been excavated in a previously undisturbed granite pluton in the Canadian Shield to study various aspects of high-level nuclear waste management. The region has been the home to AECL's Whiteshell Laboratories since the early 1960's and is surrounded by lakes, forests, some agriculture and mining activity. The economy of town, Lac du Bonnet is based on tourism, forestry, mining and agriculture. The relationship between Lac du Bonnet and AECL has generally been good although there have been attempts by a few local citizens, aided by antinuclear activists from Winnipeg, Manitoba's capital, to curtail the operation of the URL. Although the use of radioisotopes was approved by the then-Atomic Energy Control Board, the Canadian regulatory body, maintaining good working relations with the elected officials of the neighbouring communities was essential to the proposed radioisotope migration experiments. One reason for this was that minute quantities of radioisotope solutions needed to be transported over a distance of {approx}25 km between the URL and the Whiteshell Laboratories over public roads. As part of the public affairs program, the author, before his retirement from AECL, presented a comparison between the amounts of radioisotopes used in the migration experiments and those present in commonly used consumer products. This comparison proved to be adequate to gain the trust and support of the neighbouring communities. This trust was maintained by a rigorous communication program between the project manager and representatives of the local communities, environmental and law enforcement agencies. In summary: The need to present an experimental program to non-scientists presented a golden opportunity to relate the qualitative risk of using radioisotopes in a non-traditional environment to that associated with widely used consumer items and medical therapeutic and diagnostic materials. Although the amounts of radioisotopes used in these experiments are orders of magnitude lower than those in the disposal of nuclear wastes, the approach presented here may have merit in bridging the gap between the scientific community and the general public. The success of the approach used became clear when, towards the end of the experimental program, some of the elected officials expressed satisfaction with the extension of the program for new, a five-year, period. (authors)

Vandergraaf, T.T. [Providence College, Otterburne, MB, R0A (Canada)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change risk and response  

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Potential Changes in Hydropower Production from Globalon high elevation hydropower generation in Californias7 reduction in the states hydropower resources, which last

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a Comprehensive Risk Assessment Framework for Geological Storage CO2  

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The operational risks for CCS projects include: risks of capturing, compressing, transporting and injecting CO?; risks of well blowouts; risk that CO? will leak into shallow aquifers and contaminate potable water; and risk that sequestered CO? will leak into the atmosphere. This report examines these risks by using information on the risks associated with analogue activities such as CO2 based enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR), natural gas storage and acid gas disposal. We have developed a new analysis of pipeline risk based on Bayesian statistical analysis. Bayesian theory probabilities may describe states of partial knowledge, even perhaps those related to non-repeatable events. The Bayesian approach enables both utilizing existing data and at the same time having the capability to adsorb new information thus to lower uncertainty in our understanding of complex systems. Incident rates for both natural gas and CO2 pipelines have been widely used in papers and reports on risk of CO2 pipelines as proxies for the individual risk created by such pipelines. Published risk studies of CO2 pipelines suggest that the individual risk associated with CO2 pipelines is between 10-3 and 10-4, which reflects risk levels approaching those of mountain climbing, which many would find unacceptably high. This report concludes, based on a careful analysis of natural gas pipeline failures, suggests that the individual risk of CO2 pipelines is likely in the range of 10-6 to 10-7, a risk range considered in the acceptable to negligible range in most countries. If, as is commonly thought, pipelines represent the highest risk component of CCS outside of the capture plant, then this conclusion suggests that most (if not all) previous quantitative- risk assessments of components of CCS may be orders of magnitude to high. The potential lethality of unexpected CO2 releases from pipelines or wells are arguably the highest risk aspects of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR), carbon capture, and storage (CCS). Assertions in the CCS literature, that CO2 levels of 10% for ten minutes, or 20 to 30% for a few minutes are lethal to humans, are not supported by the available evidence. The results of published experiments with animals exposed to CO2, from mice to monkeys, at both normal and depleted oxygen levels, suggest that lethal levels of CO2 toxicity are in the range 50 to 60%. These experiments demonstrate that CO2 does not kill by asphyxia, but rather is toxic at high concentrations. It is concluded that quantitative risk assessments of CCS have overestimated the risk of fatalities by using values of lethality a factor two to six lower than the values estimated in this paper. In many dispersion models of CO2 releases from pipelines, no fatalities would be predicted if appropriate levels of lethality for CO2 had been used in the analysis.

Duncan, Ian

2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Communicating global cardiovascular risk: Are icon arrays better than numerical estimates in improving understanding, recall and perception of risk?  

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AbstractObjective Experts recommend that adults have their global cardiovascular risk assessed. We investigated whether icon arrays increase understanding, recall, perception of CVR, and behavioral intent as compared with numerical information. Methods Male outpatient veterans, at an intermediate to high cardiovascular risk participated in a randomized controlled trial of a computer tutorial presenting individualized risk. Message format was presented in 3 formats: percentages, frequencies, and frequencies with icon arrays. We assessed understanding immediately (T1) and recall at 20min (T2) and 2 weeks (T3) after the intervention. We assessed perceptions of importance/seriousness, intent to adhere, and self-efficacy at T1. Self-reported adherence was assessed at T3. Results One-hundred and twenty male veterans participated. Age, education, race, health literacy and numeracy were comparable at baseline. There were no differences in understanding at T1 [p=.31] and recall at T3 [p=.10]. Accuracy was inferior with frequencies with icon arrays than percentages or frequencies at T2 [p?.001]. There were no differences in perception of seriousness and importance for heart disease, behavioral intent, self-efficacy, actual adherence and satisfaction. Conclusion Icon arrays may impair short-term recall of CVR. Practice implications Icon arrays will not necessarily result in better understanding and recall of medical risk in all patients.

Jorge G. Ruiz; Allen D. Andrade; Rocio Garcia-Retamero; Ramanakumar Anam; Remberto Rodriguez; Joseph Sharit

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perception and acceptable risks the union of decision-theory, behaviour and the brain  

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Acceptability and perception drive risky environmental heath and safety decisions: protecting against nearly infinitesimal risks can involve expenditures of millions or billions of dollars. Societal decision-makers and individual taxpayers are asked to understand numbers that span over more than 15 orders of magnitude, numbers with which most individuals lack experience. For example, we perceived real estate values will continue to rise, and lenders, in part misperceiving the potential risks of defaults, lent to more than 7 million high-risk borrowers: more than a trillion dollars were involved in the sub-prime loans market disaster. Even when public agencies or industry perform a health or safety assessment and demonstrate low risk, such assertions are not sufficient justification for those at risk to accept as minimal guarantees of safety, as the Challenger disaster shows. However, to assert that a risk is correctly perceived and acceptable requires understanding of 'acceptable risk' numbers, otherwise any 'acceptable risk criterion' to justify a choice can hardly be meaningful. This paper's synthesis of theoretical and experimental aspects integrates decision-theoretic, behavioural and neurological results, including surprising or paradoxical choices.

Paolo F. Ricci

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Customer and retailer rebates under risk aversion  

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In a supply chain setting, we analyze a manufacturer's customer and retailer rebates, which are sales incentives offered to the end buyers and retailers, respectively. The performance of both rebates is influenced by the retailer's objective and response to the promotion due to his intermediary position in the channel. Earlier studies investigating rebates in distribution channels have traditionally assumed that the retailer is risk neutral with the objective of maximizing expected profits. In our paper, we consider a risk-averse retailer. We formally model risk aversion by adopting the Conditional-Value-at-Risk (CVaR) decision criterion. Using a stochastic and (effective) price dependent demand, we analyze the manufacturer's rebate amount decisions and the retailer's joint inventory and pricing decisions in a game theoretical framework. We provide several structural properties of the objective functions and show monotonicity of the retailer's decisions in the degree of risk aversion. For the case of retailer rebates, we characterize the unique equilibrium, and for the case of customer rebates, we prove the existence of an equilibrium. Using numerical examples, we provide further insights on the impact of risk aversion. For example, given an exogenous wholesale price, we observe a threshold value on the retailer's risk-aversion parameter below (above) which the manufacturer is better off with retailer rebates (customer rebates); implying that the manufacturer's preferred rebate type can be different depending on whether the retailer is risk neutral or sufficiently risk averse.

Ozgun Caliskan-Demirag; Youhua (Frank) Chen; Jianbin Li

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESPC RISK, RESPONSIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE MATRIX  

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Document helps determine the risk, responsibility, and performance of a contractor's proposed approach under a Federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

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Major Risk Factors Integrated Facility Disposition Project -...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Integrated Facility Disposition Project - Oak Ridge Major Risk Factors Integrated Facility Disposition Project - Oak Ridge Full Document and Summary Versions are available for...

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Global Warming, endogenous risk and irreversibility  

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The economics of global warming, Institute for InternationalEconomic Models of Global Warming, Cambridge, Mass. MITstochastic losses from global warming, Risk Analysis 16(2):

Fisher, Anthony C.; Narain, Urvashi

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Management Tool Attributes: | Department of Energy  

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Risk Management Tool Attributes: More Documents & Publications Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Efficiency Idaho Operations AMWTP Fact Sheet CERTIFIED REALTY SPECIALIST...

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Managing Risk in a Dynamic World Economy  

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Managing Risk in a Dynamic World Economy Harold M. Harris, Jr., Geoffery A. Benson and Parr Rosson* U.S. agriculture has undergone dramatic change in the 1990s. New trade poli- cies under NAFTA and GATT opened markets previously closed to some U... global environment, farmers will need a clear understanding of risk and how to manage it. Sources of Risk At least four major sources of risk are important to U.S. agriculture. Each con- tains a crucial linkage to the world economy, leading to greater...

Harris, Harold M.; Benson, Geoffrey A.; Rosson, C. Parr

1999-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Health Safety & Environmental Protection Committee Site Risks...  

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& Environmental Protection Committee Site Risks: Radiation - alpha, gamma, beta, neutrons o Plutonium (joint w TWC) - IM: Becky, Tom What is the possibility of...

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R00475--FM Risk Mgmt  

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Owner's Role in Owner's Role in Project Risk Management Committee for Oversight and Assessment of U.S. Department of Energy Project Management Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington, D.C. www.nap.edu THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions This page represents the most commonly approached topics from our users. What internet browser works best for the RAIS? We attempt to accommodate every browser. If there is a problem viewing the RAIS pages or downloading items, let us know what browser you are using and we will try and fix the problem. How can I use the information on the RAIS? The information on the RAIS can be used for teaching material and performing risk assessments that comply with EPA guidance. Feel free to use the information; it is available to the public. However, please give proper credit to the RAIS and the team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee where you see fit. Also, the databases we maintain are updated on a quarterly basis or sooner, so you may need to "time-stamp"

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Glossary of Environmental Restoration Terms Glossary of Environmental Restoration Terms These definitions are from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) Environmental Restoration/Waste Management Risk Assessment Program staff and affiliates and the following sources: Click on the letter that begins the term for which you are searching. To search for another term, at the end of each definition, click on the. If a link leaves the glossary to go to an outside page you will see a. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Abatement: The reduction in degree or intensity of pollution. Absorbed Dose: The energy imparted to a unit mass of matter by ionizing radiation. The unit of absorbed dose is the rad or gray. One rad equals 100 ergs per gram. The amount of a substance absorbed into the body, usually

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Chemical Toxicity MetaData Chemical Toxicity MetaData Using the Chemical Toxicity Metadata Tool Click on the steps below for detailed instructions about each page of the CPM Calculator. 1. Select Chemicals 2. Select Toxicity Metadata 3. Results 1. Select Chemicals Highlight the chemicals of interest and use the arrow buttons to move them to the "selected" box. 2. Select Toxicity Metadata Highlight the type of toxicity values to retrieve the desired toxicity metadata and press the "submit form" button. 3. Results The toxicity values and the metadata will be displayed in tables that are available for download. The Chemical Toxicity Metadata tool follows the same hierarchy as the Chemical Toxicity Value tool. Only one toxicity value type is given per chemical even though multiple sources may have values. The RAIS follows a hierarchy when selecting the toxicity values we use in PRG and risk calculations. The hierarchy is as follows:

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Low dose diagnostic radiation exposure and cancer risk in Trp53+/- mice  

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diagnostic radiation exposure and cancer risk in Trp53+/- mice diagnostic radiation exposure and cancer risk in Trp53+/- mice K Taylor, N Phan, ME Cybulski, L Laframboise, DR Boreham Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON L8S 4K1 The cancer risk associated with exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation has traditionally been extrapolated from effects observed at high doses and high dose rates using a linear no threshold model. Based on this approach, it has been postulated that human exposure to medical imaging involving low doses of x-rays and gamma rays increase an individual's risk of developing cancer throughout their lifetime. Conversely, there is evidence that low doses of gamma radiation increase the latency period of cancer depending upon genotype, cancer type, and the magnitude of

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Molecular Markers of Carcinogenesis for Risk Stratification of Individuals with Colorectal Polyps: A CaseControl Study  

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...help identify high-risk patients. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a retrospective...and low risk for colorectal cancer. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a case-control...training set, and the other half into a test validation set. The training set prediction...

Samir Gupta; Han Sun; Sang Yi; Joy Storm; Guanghua Xiao; Bijal A. Balasubramanian; Song Zhang; Raheela Ashfaq; Don C. Rockey

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Dempster-Schafer Theory of Belief Functions for Managing Uncertainties: An Introduction and Fraud Risk Assessment Illustration  

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where management fraud risk is assessed to be high. In addition, we discuss whether audit planning is better served by an integrated audit/fraud risk assessment as now suggested in SAS 107 (AICPA 2006a, see also ASA 200 in AUASB 2007) or by the approach...

Srivastava, Rajendra P.; Mock, Theodore J.; Gao, Lei

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach to risk analysis with a focus on organizational risk factors  

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Preventing accidents in complex socio-technical systems requires an approach to risk management that continuously monitors risk and identifies potential areas of concern before they lead to hazards, and constrains hazards ...

Marais, Karen, 1973-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of Capstone Depleted Uranium Aerosol Risk Data to Military Combat Risk Management  

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Risks to personnel engaged in military operations include not only the threat of enemy firepower but also risks from exposure to other hazards such as radiation. Combatant commanders of the U. S. Army carefully weigh risks of casualties before implementing battlefield actions using an established paradigm that take these risks into consideration. As a result of the inclusion of depleted uranium (DU) anti-armor ammunition in the conventional (non-nuclear) weapons arsenal, the potential for exposure to DU aerosols and its associated chemical and radiological effects becomes an element of the commanders risk assessment. The Capstone DU Aerosol Study measured the range of likely DU oxide aerosol concentrations created inside a combat vehicle perforated with a DU munition, and the Capstone Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) estimated the associated doses and calculated risks. This paper focuses on the development of a scientific approach to adapt the risks from DUs non uniform dose distribution within the body using the current U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) radiation risk management approach. The approach developed equates the Radiation Exposure Status (RES) categories to the estimated radiological risks of DU and makes use of the Capstone-developed Renal Effects Group (REG) as a measure of chemical risk from DU intake. Recommendations are provided for modifying Army guidance and policy in order to better encompass the potential risks from DU aerosol inhalation during military operations.

Daxon, Eric G.; Parkhurst, MaryAnn; Melanson, Mark A.; Roszell, Laurie E.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mean-Risk Optimization of Electricity Portfolios Using Multiperiod Polyhedral Risk Measures  

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Mean-Risk Optimization of Electricity Portfolios Using Multiperiod Polyhedral Risk Measures Andreas-risk optimization of electricity portfolios containing electricity futures as well as several com- ponents to satisfy a stochastic electricity demand: electricity spot market, two different types of supply contracts

Eichhorn, Andreas

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Energy risk in Latin America:Energy risk in Latin America: the growing challengesthe growing challenges  

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GDPannualgrowthrate 90 92 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 PercapitaGDP GDP Per capita GDP (index 1997=100) Source: CepalEnergy risk in Latin America:Energy risk in Latin America: the growing challengesthe growing Conference on Energy Trading and Risk Management 21 - 22 November 2005, City University, London

Dixon, Juan

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Seismic Analysis of Existing Facilties and Evaluation of Risk (SAFER)  

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Seismic Analysis of Facilities Seismic Analysis of Facilities and Evaluation of Risk Michael Salmon, LANL Larry, Goen, LANL Voice: 505-665-7244 Fax: 505-665-2897 salmon@lanl.gov 10/22/2008 p. 2, LA-UR 11-06024 Purpose * To discuss LANLs implementation of SAFER and lessons learned * Background * Results * Lessons learned 10/22/2008 p. 3, LA-UR 11-06024 SAFER Project * Project Mission - Conduct quantitative evaluation of seismic risk due to operations of Nuclear and High Hazard (DSA) Facilities at LANL operating under a Documented Safety Analysis/Safety Evaluation Report - and Non-nuclear (BOP) Facilities operating under E.O. 12941. 10/22/2008 p. 4, LA-UR 11-06024 Composition * SAFER comprised of two major efforts: - Non-nuclear Facilities termed "Balance of Plant" (BOP) Facilities

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Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG)Conference Call  

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Conference Call Conference Call Minutes, February 20, 2010 Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG)Conference Call Minutes, February 20, 2010 Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group Charter - discussed who should sign and at what level the charter should be authorized. It was concluded that the Under Secretaries as the Central Technical Authorities and HS-1 should ultimately authorize the charter. It was recognized that having such high level approval of the charter would likely increase the time needed to finalize it, However, it was concluded that any delay would not impact activities because the business of the working group will move forward in the interim. Members should provide comments on current draft to Jim O'Brien (with cc to all members) by March 8 with the goal of

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News Cohesiveness: an Indicator of Systemic Risk in Financial Markets  

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Motivated by recent financial crises significant research efforts have been put into studying contagion effects and herding behaviour in financial markets. Much less has been said about influence of financial news on financial markets. We propose a novel measure of collective behaviour in financial news on the Web, News Cohesiveness Index (NCI), and show that it can be used as a systemic risk indicator. We evaluate the NCI on financial documents from large Web news sources on a daily basis from October 2011 to July 2013 and analyse the interplay between financial markets and financially related news. We hypothesized that strong cohesion in financial news reflects movements in the financial markets. Cohesiveness is more general and robust measure of systemic risk expressed in news, than measures based on simple occurrences of specific terms. Our results indicate that cohesiveness in the financial news is highly correlated with and driven by volatility on the financial markets.

Pikorec, Matija; Novak, Petra Kralj; Mozeti?, Igor; Gr?ar, Miha; Vodenska, Irena; muc, Tomislav

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying Risk Groups Associated with Colorectal Cancer  

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Identifying Risk Groups Associated with Colorectal Cancer Jie Chen1 , Hongxing He1 , Huidong Jin1 of identifying and describing risk groups for colorectal cancer (CRC) from population based administrative health are applied to the colorectal cancer patients' profiles in contrast to background pa- tients' profiles

Jin, Huidong "Warren"

434

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES IN Risk Management  

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MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES IN Risk Management About Queens College Often referred to as "the jewel)." For more information, visit www.qc.cuny.edu/riskmanagement #12;Changes in Capital Markets The Transition.92$4#"!,&&%"*)0&$(.&/$6):,$)$-#")5,#$)*5$5,,4,#$&'%00$ &,/$%!$/6,7$6"4,$/"$&/)7$"*$/"4$"!$/6,%#$3,05&; Queens College master's degrees in Risk Management will help

Johnson Jr.,, Ray

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Medical Surveillance n Based on risk assessment  

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2.12 #12;Medical Surveillance Criteria n Based on risk assessment n Pre-placement n evaluate of numbers exists n Predict an outcome given similar events Medical Surveillance Risk Assessment 2.12 #12;n What is the natural host? n Does agent cross species barriers? n Wild-type agent or attenuated? n

Collins, Gary S.

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Co-SSponsored by: RISK ASSESSMENT  

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Co-SSponsored by: RADIATION RISK ASSESSMENT WWoorrkksshhoopp PPrroocceeeeddiinnggss November 5 - 7, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute U.S. Environmental Protection Agency #12 Noguchi, Jun Funabiki and Kimiaki Saito 118 Radiation Risk Assessment Workshop Proceedings i #12

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?  

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vessels going to the heart get narrow and clogged. A heart attack can happen when these blood vesselsAre You at Risk for Heart Disease? Healthy Heart, Healthy Family Nangangamba Ka Bang Magkaroon ng Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Healthy Heart, Healthy Family Nangangamba Ka Bang Magkaroon ng Sakit sa

Bandettini, Peter A.

438

St. Louis Sites Fact Sheet RISK ASSESSMENT  

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-3905 or write to the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers, FUSRAP Project Office, 8945 Latty Avenue, BerkeleySt. Louis Sites Fact Sheet RISK ASSESSMENT "Gateway to Excellence" U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Together, they help determine the most effective way to clean up a site while reducing the overall risk

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Design for acceptable risk in transportation pipelines  

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In this work, the probabilistic methods have been used to produce a methodology capable to estimate the acceptable level of risk in a cost-benefit framework. The benefits and the costs are weighed against associated risks to aid the decision making process on risk acceptance, from both the individual and societal perspective. Thereafter, acceptable individual and societal risk levels are defined based on historical trend of non-voluntary deaths and overall national fatalities. An example is used to explore the practical application of the method to critical infrastructures such as petroleum pipelines. The results show that the cost-benefit risk framework provides a safety standard that is acceptable from both individual and societal perspectives.

Alex W. Dawotola; P.H.A.J.M. Van Gelder; J.K. Vrijling

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Social and economic criteria of acceptable risk  

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A simple normative theory is proposed for the responsible management of risks to the public. A lifesaving alternative, if it is truly to save lives, should return to the community more years of life expectancy in good health than the years of work consumed to pay for its cost. This common-sense time principle of risk management provides a criterion for acceptable risk that is applicable in connection with cost-utility analysis. The principle is a benchmark, providing a unified rationale for the assessment of risks in health care and technology. Integration of acceptable risk criteria with criteria for national performance can be achieved via applicable compound social indices such as the Life Quality Index or the Human Development Index.

Niels Lind

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Radionuclide Decay Chain Radionuclide Decay Chain Using the Radionuclide Decay Chain Tool Click on the steps below for detailed instructions about each page of the Radionuclide Chain Tool. 1. Select Isotope 2. Decay Chain Table 3. Decay Chain Animation 1. Select Isotope Select the isotope of interest and click the "Submit" button. 2. Decay Chain Table A table of the ICRP 107 decay chain appears that displays the parent and all daughters in the decay chain through the stable isotope(s). The half-life, decay modes, and the branching fractions are given. Decay chains that are repeated as a result of multiple branching fractions are only presented once in the table. Text below the decay chain table contains decay mode definitions and further information on the daughters included in the +D slope factors for risk assessment purposes. A back button is provided to return to the main page. To watch an animated representation of the decay process, click the link "Click for visual diagram."

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Maternal Vitamin D Status Related to Triacylglycerol in Early Pregnancy and Subsequent Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes  

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Research has suggested roles of vitamin D in health beyond its action on calcium homeostasis and bone health. Recent studies revealed a high proportion of pregnant women having low vitamin D status. This may lead to increased risks for preeclampsia...

Chan, Ka Ian

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Is there an increased risk of hip fracture in multiple sclerosis? Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample  

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Impaired ambulation, frequent falls, and prolonged immobilization combined with the high rate of vitamin D deficiency in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) could lead to an increased risk of hip fracture....

Bhattacharya, Rajib K.; Vaishnav, Niralee; Dubinsky, Richard M.

2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of fracture risk and potential drug holidays for postmenopausal women on long-term bisphosphonate therapy  

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Study objective: To describe characteristics of postmenopausal women on long-term bisphosphonate therapy who fall into one of four fracture risk categories (low, mild, moderate, high), and to determine the prevalence of women eligible for a drug...

Kostoff, Matthew D.; Saseen, Joseph J.; Borgelt, Laura M.

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Thyrotropin levels and their relationship with cardiovascular risk factors in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain. Implications of lowering the upper reference limit of thyrotropin stimulating hormone  

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Objective...: To characterize the cardiovascular risk profile of subjects with high and normal-high concentrations of serum TSH in a sample of adult Spanish subjects from the island of Gran Canaria

M. Alberiche MD; M. Boronat; P. Saavedra

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Maximization Under a Shortfall Risk Constraint Anne Gundel  

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in order to make a position acceptable from a risk management perspective. Second, a risk measure shouldUtility Maximization Under a Shortfall Risk Constraint Anne Gundel Humboldt-Universit¨at zu Berlin-time financial market model under a joint budget and downside risk constraint. The risk constraint is given

Grübel, Rudolf

447

Supporting Risk-Informed Decisions during Business Process Execution  

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be acceptable. Moreover, we have shown that it is not always possible to mitigate all process risks. For exampleSupporting Risk-Informed Decisions during Business Process Execution Raffaele Conforti1 participants in making risk-informed decisions, with the aim to reduce the process risks. Risk reduction

van der Aalst, Wil

448

EFFICIENT ASSIMILATION OF RADAR DATA AT HIGH RESOLUTION FOR SHORT-RANGE NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION  

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, a system using a 3DVAR wind analysis combined with a physical cloud and hydrometeor initialization are applied to the model state gradually over a period of time. Due to the short life cycles of thunderstorms PREDICTION K. Brewster1 , M. Hu1,2 , M. Xue1,2 , and J. Gao1 1 Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms

Xue, Ming

449

Political side of risk: a new approach  

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The resolution of many of the Nation's most-serious problems today is hampered by our apparent inability to systematically deal with the socio-political dimensions of the societal acceptance of risks in areas of technical development, decision making, and policy formulation. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the energy field. The nature of public hazards has changed drastically during the past half century or so, driving public considerations of risk into the political realm. This has given many of the socio-political parameters underlying individual, group, and institutional perception and acceptance of risk an importance not typically recognized in technical approaches to risk assessment. As a result, there is now a large gap between technically based views of risk and societal views of risk which, the authors feel, is largely responsible for impeding the resolution of the national problems alluded to above. This paper proposes a general approach toward closing this gap, by using indicators from the political system to measure public perceptions and acceptance of risk, as a continuing function of time, to provide the technical community and policy and decision makers a basis from which to more effectively meet societal environmental, safety, and health goals. 15 references, 6 figures.

Sorenson, J.B.; Trauth, C.A. Jr.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Industrial risk management and international agreements  

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This paper presents a review of the management of industrial safety on the basis of international agreements and institutions. It is written from the viewpoint of the national or international regulator. Focus is given to major hazard risks related to the chemical process industry. Firstly, the key technical elements of the process to assess and manage industrial risks are described together with the related key legislative principles. Various techniques exist for the assessment of risk in industrial operations, and for the assessment of hazards to the environment and mankind. These techniques share common areas, e.g. with regard to data collection and interpretation, that offer the possibility of synergetic approaches via international agreements and institutions. In addition to technical risk assessment, cultural factors will need to be taken into account when addressing the topic of acceptable risk in any given social context. Secondly, various examples of current risk management frameworks in a multi- and bilateral context are given. Finally, as a concrete example of an industrial risk management framework, the European Union's legislation to control major accident hazards, the Seveso II Directive, is discussed. An outlook on future actions concludes the paper.

Christian Kirchsteiger

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Yucca Mountain socioeconomic project report on the 1987 risk perception telephone surveys  

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The measurement of the risk-related impacts from the siting of a high-level nuclear waste (HLNW) repository represents a new and important addition to conventional socioeconomic impact studies. In particular, the driving forces behind these impacts are the risks people perceive to be associated with the repository. Measuring the risk impacts requires a complementary set of approaches, of which, risk surveys are the cornerstone.a The purpose of these surveys is to provide scientifically defensible measures of the risk-related impacts. The risk surveys follow directly from a conceptual framework of how the HLNW repository affects peoples` perceptions and, ultimately, their behaviors. These surveys describe and measure: Characteristics of individuals, Risks people perceive from the HLNW repository, Views, or mind sets, they form about the HLNW repository, Changes in behaviors--e.g., changes in retirement decisions or industrial relocations--induced by the location of the repository, and Changes in well-being of Nevada citizens, if the repository were located at Yucca Mountain.

Kunreuther, H. [Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States). Wharton School of Finance and Commerce; Slovic, P. [Decision Research, Eugene, OR (United States); Nigg, J. [Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States); Desvousges, W.H. [Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

American Heart Month National High Blood  

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FEBRUARY American Heart Month MAY National High Blood Pressure Education Month SEPTEMBER National Cholesterol Education Month Texas AgriLife Extension Service Texas A&M University System Eat Smart for Heart for Heart Health # P2-2 Risk Factors - High Blood Pressure # P2-3 Sodium is needed to. . . # P2-4 Sources

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Framework for Evaluating Anthrax Risk in Buildings  

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This decision has two components: (1) what is the relationship between the degree of contamination and the risk to occupants, (2) and what is an acceptable risk to occupants? ... It is not reasonable to set zero risk to occupants as the threshold of acceptability when determining whether a building needs to be decontaminated: there is a (very small) possibility that a single inhaled spore can cause anthrax. ... This tool does not make the decision of what level of contamination to accept, but it does help explore the implications of a given decision. ...

Phillip N. Price; Michael D. Sohn; Kristina S.H LaCommare; Jennifer A. McWilliams

2009-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

454

NGNP Risk Management through Assessing Technology Readiness  

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Throughout the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project life cycle, technical risks are identified, analyzed, and mitigated and decisions are made regarding the design and selection of plant and sub-system configurations, components and their fabrication materials, and operating conditions. Risk resolution and decision making are key elements that help achieve project completion within budget and schedule constraints and desired plant availability. To achieve this objective, a formal decision-making and risk management process was developed for NGNP, based on proven systems engineering principles that have guided aerospace and military applications.

John W. Collins

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

EC Transmission Line Risk Identification and Analysis  

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The purpose of this document is to assist in evaluating and planning for the cost, schedule, and technical project risks associated with the delivery and operation of the EC (Electron cyclotron) transmission line system. In general, the major risks that are anticipated to be encountered during the project delivery phase associated with the implementation of the Procurement Arrangement for the EC transmission line system are associated with: (1) Undefined or changing requirements (e.g., functional or regulatory requirements) (2) Underperformance of prototype, first unit, or production components during testing (3) Unavailability of qualified vendors for critical components Technical risks associated with the design and operation of the system are also identified.

Bigelow, Tim S [ORNL

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Uraniferous Phosphates: Resource, Security Risk, or Contaminant  

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The escalation of the price of uranium (U) yellow cake (summer high = $130/0.454 kg (lb) has called into question the continuing availability of sufficient stockpiles and ores to process. As was developed during the years following World War II, the establishment and maintenance of a strategic inventory is a reasonable consideration for today. Therefore, it becomes critical to look at potential secondary resources beyond the classical ore suites now being utilized. The most economically viable future secondary source seems to be the byproducts of the beneficiation of phosphoric acids derived from phosphate ores. Phosphorous (P) is an essential nutrient for plants; its deficiency can result in highly restrictive limitations in crop productivity. Acidic soils in tropical and subtropical regions of the world are often P deficient with high P-sorption (fixation) capacities. To correct this deficiency, efficient water-soluble P fertilizers are required. The use of raw phosphate rocks not only adds phosphate but also its contained contaminants, including uranium to the treated land. Another immediate difficulty is phosphogypsum, the standard byproduct of simple extraction. It, for practical purposes, has been selectively classified as TENORM by regulators. The imposition of these standards presents major current and future disposal and re-utilization problems. Therefore, establishing an economically viable system that allows for uranium byproduct extraction from phosphoric acids is desirable. Such a system would be dependent on yellow cake base price stability, reserve estimates, political conditions, nation-state commitment, and dependence on nuclear energy. The accumulation of yellow cake from the additional extraction process provides a valuable commodity and allows the end acid to be a more environmentally acceptable product. The phosphogypsum already accumulated, as well as that which is in process, will not make a viable component for a radiation disposal devise (RDD). Concern for weapon proliferation by rogue nation states from the byproduct production of yellowcake is an unlikely scenario. To extract the fissile U-235 (0.07%) isotope from the yellowcake (99.3%) requires the erection of a costly major gaseous diffusion or a cascading centrifuge facility. Such a facility would be extremely difficult to mask. Therefore, from a diminished security risk and positive economic and environmental viewpoints, the utilization of a phosphoric acid beneficiation process extracting uranium is desirable. (authors)

LeMone, D.V.; Goodell, Ph.C. [Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas (United States); Gibbs, S.G. [U. T. Houston School of Public Health, El Paso, Texas (United States); Winston, J.W. [Medical Physicist, Radiological Physics, Inc., El Paso, Texas (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Health risks and natural gas  

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... SIR - We have found that oxide coat-ings on gas burners in Polish houses 5 to 100 km away from ... burners in Polish houses 5 to 100 km away from gas deposits in the Rotliegendes basin contain high concen-trations of Pb, Cu, Ag and ...

H. Kucha; K. Slupczynski; W. Prochaska

1993-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

458

Developing a Common Language About IT Risk Management  

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Although IT risks can have wide-ranging business consequences, few executives feel comfortable discussing IT risk management. It doesnt have to be this way. Executive-level tradeoffs around IT risk are managerial, not ...

Westerman, George

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Risk and the social construction of Gulf War Syndrome  

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...of any evident political direction and conviction...Laidi 1998). 5. Risk In 1992, the book Risk Society, by the...contours of the political landscape transformed...as revealing a risk perception society...formal sphere of political participation...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

The Political and Institutional Setting for Risk Analysis  

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Public concern for a wide array of risks to health, safety, and environmental quality ... as have governmental efforts to deal with those risks. More recently, scientific analysis of such technological risks, fro...

Michael E. Kraft

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Connectivity and systemic risk in the Brazilian national payments system  

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......increase or mitigate risks in the financial system...mitigating the settlement risks. Among these characteristics...contracting settlement insurance, bank credit lines and...Financial contagion. J. Political Econ. (2000) 108...Rochet J. C. Systemic risk, interbank relations......

Rodrigo C. Castro Miranda; Sergio R. Stancato de Souza; Thiago Christiano Silva; Benjamin Miranda Tabak

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Warming increases the risk of civil war in Africa  

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...economic and political variables are...to civil war risk is difficult...implementing insurance schemes to protect...affected by the risk of future political instability...affected by the risk of future political instability...

Marshall B. Burke; Edward Miguel; Shanker Satyanath; John A. Dykema; David B. Lobell

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conflict translates environmental and social risk into business costs  

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...behavioral regulation through cultural and political means and risk management through cost metrics is...redesign, legal Additional works Risk management Insurance: higher premiums and coverage, risk rating, withdrawal of coverage Legal...

Daniel M. Franks; Rachel Davis; Anthony J. Bebbington; Saleem H. Ali; Deanna Kemp; Martin Scurrah

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Managing Total Corporate Electricity/Energy Market Risks  

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This paper starts with a short history of the use of value-at-risk techniques in financial risk management. The specific and often unique risk management challenges faced by electricity companies are then desc...

Alex Henney; Greg Keers

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pensions Risk and Investment Management Evening Open Programme Registration form  

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Pensions Risk and Investment Management Evening Open Programme Registration form Programme Fee What constitutes best practice investment governance? The macroeconomic background to pensions Fixed income Equities Risk and risk management DB investment strategy (1): Asset allocation Derivatives

Howe, Jacob

466

2009-10 Environmental risk management report for the  

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............................................................................. 6 4.2 Environmental risk by building Environmental Risk by Building Type ............................................8 Figure 4.4 ANU Environmental 6.1. Implementation of Risk and Pollution Strategies from ANU Environmental Management Plan 2009

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2006-07 Environmental risk management report for the  

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............................................................................. 7 4.2 Environmental risk by building ................................................................................................. 16 List of Figures and Tables Box 2.1 Pollution prevention / environmental risk management Figure 4.3 ANU Environmental Risk by Building Type ............................................. 9 Figure

468

Legal issues in clouds: towards a risk inventory  

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...Various research areas have developed risk inventories for determining how certain risks can be managed and evaluated to be brought up to an acceptable level-[23]. Most of the steps towards creating the risk inventoryvary across the different...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Sustainable risk management of emerging contaminants in municipal wastewaters  

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...uncertainty remains regarding the risks from EDCs. Due to the scientific...the interim management of potential risks of exposure to such substances...Burger 2003). If the level of acceptable risk is ultimately a societal choice...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

The false classification of extinction risk in noisy environments  

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...populations that are not truly at risk of extinction. We recognize that...quantitative analyses of extinction risk (e.g. population viability...classifying a stable population as at risk of extinction may be acceptable under some circumstances. For...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Medium-Term Risk Management for a Gas-Fired Power Plant  

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Medium-Term Risk Management for a Gas-Fired Power Plant Medium-Term Risk Management for a Gas-Fired Power Plant Speaker(s): Afzal Siddiqui Date: October 11, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-1099 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay Electricity sectors in many countries have been deregulated with the aim of introducing competition. However, as a result, electricity prices have become highly volatile. Stochastic programming provides an appropriate method to characterise the uncertainty and to derive decisions while taking risk management into account. We consider the medium-term risk management problem of a UK gas-fired power plant that faces stochastic electricity and gas prices. In particular, the power plant makes daily decisions about electricity sales to and gas purchases from spot markets over a monthly

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Political risk, project finance, and the participation of development banks in syndicated lending  

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How should loan contracts for financing projects in countries with high political risk be designed? We argue that non-recourse project finance loans and the participation of development banks in the loan syndicate help mitigate political risk. We test these arguments by conducting a study with a sample of 4978 loans made to borrowers in 64 countries. Our results show that if political risk is higher, then project finance loans are more likely to be used, and development banks are more likely to participate in the syndicate. We also show that the terms of the loan contract depend not only on the political risk but also on the legal and institutional environment as well.

Christa Hainz; Stefanie Kleimeier

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

How political risks and events have influenced Pakistan's stock markets from 1947 to the present  

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In this paper, we analyse Pakistan's political risks and events that have affected the country's stock markets since 1947. We collected data in the form of questionnaires from historians, economists, politicians, government officials, bankers and stock market analysts in Pakistan and make forecasts using Bayesian hierarchical modelling and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques. Findings show that the probability of an event in any year is relatively high with an average arrival rate of 1.5 events per year with no time trend. In addition, forecasts suggest that the level of political risk should be remaining unchanged for the foreseeable future. Finally, we find that Pakistan's political risk carries a risk premium of between 7.5% and 12%.

Omar Masood; Bruno S. Sergi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Comparison of risk-dominant scenario assumptions for several TRU waste facilities in the DOE complex  

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In order to gain a risk management perspective, the DOE Rocky Flats Field Office (RFFO) initiated a survey of other DOE sites regarding risks from potential accidents associated with transuranic (TRU) storage and/or processing facilities. Recently-approved authorization basis documents at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) have been based on the DOE Standard 3011 risk assessment methodology with three qualitative estimates of frequency of occurrence and quantitative estimates of radiological consequences to the collocated worker and the public binned into three severity levels. Risk Class 1 and 2 events after application of controls to prevent or mitigate the accident are designated as risk-dominant scenarios. Accident Evaluation Guidelines for selection of Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs) are based on the frequency and consequence bin assignments to identify controls that can be credited to reduce risk to Risk Class 3 or 4, or that are credited for Risk Class 1 and 2 scenarios that cannot be further reduced. This methodology resulted in several risk-dominant scenarios for either the collocated worker or the public that warranted consideration on whether additional controls should be implemented. RFFO requested the survey because of these high estimates of risks that are primarily due to design characteristics of RFETS TRU waste facilities (i.e., Butler-type buildings without a ventilation and filtration system, and a relatively short distance to the Site boundary). Accident analysis methodologies and key assumptions are being compared for the DOE sites responding to the survey. This includes type of accidents that are risk dominant (e.g., drum explosion, material handling breach, fires, natural phenomena, external events, etc.), source term evaluation (e.g., radionuclide material-at-risk, chemical and physical form, damage ratio, airborne release fraction, respirable fraction, leakpath factors), dispersion analysis (e.g., meteorological assumptions, distance to receptors, plume meander, deposition, and other factors affecting the calculated {chi}/Q), dose assessments (specific activities, inhalation dose conversion factors, breathing rates), designated frequency of occurrence, and risk assignment per the DOE Standard 3011 methodology. Information from the sites is being recorded on a spreadsheet to facilitate comparisons. The first response from Westinghouse Safety Management Solutions for the Savannah River Site (SRS) also provided a detailed analysis of the major differences in methods and assumptions between RFETS and SRS, which forms much of the basis for this paper. Other sites responding to the survey include the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Hanford, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Foppe, T.L. [Foppe and Associates, Inc., Golden, CO (United States); Marx, D.R. [Westinghouse Safety Management Solutions, Inc., Aiken, SC (United States)

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Invisible Risks, Emotional Choices Mammography and Medical Decision Making  

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...always be yes. The much harder question is how to balance that respect with our professional responsibility to use our expertise to translate clinical science into better population health. Defaulting to patient preference in the face of uncertainty has become the moral high ground. But it is as much our... A child's risk of getting cancer from asbestos insulation in a school building is about one third the chance of being struck by lightning. Nevertheless, in 1993, frightened New York City parents agitated for asbestos removal from schools. As often occurs, ...

Rosenbaum L.

2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

476

Need for an Integrated Risk Model  

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Need for An Integrated Risk Need for An Integrated Risk Model Michael Salmon, LANL Voice: 505-665-7244 Fax: 505-665-2897 salmon@lanl.gov 10/22/2008 p. 2, LA-UR 11-06023 Purpose * To highlight some observations on safety strategy when concerned with NPH * To encourage discussion and collaboration on the use of an integrated risk model at sites * To propose a test case for use of a sample case 10/22/2008 p. 3, LA-UR 11-06023 Observations * SAFER Comments of Peer Reviewers - There is a need to consider operator interaction - What about fire following earthquake? - What about flood following earthquake? - lessons from kashiwazake * Sites do not consider common cause initiating events * Investment decisions are not based on quantitative estimates of risk reduction 10/22/2008 p. 4, LA-UR 11-06023

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Report: Technical Uncertainty and Risk Reduction  

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TECHNICAL UNCERTAINTY AND RISK REDUCTION TECHNICAL UNCERTAINTY AND RISK REDUCTION Background In FY 2007 EMAB was tasked to assess EM's ability to reduce risk and technical uncertainty. Board members explored this topic throughout the year as a component of their focus on the previously discussed topic of Discretionary Budgeting. Discussion Understanding the risks and variability associated with EM's projects is a challenging task that has the potential to significantly impact the program's established baselines. According to budget personnel, EM has established a database of baseline variables and possibilities; however, this tool is project-specific and does not apply to the greater complex. The Board believes that EM could benefit from incorporating an additional and more comprehensive data point into the baseline development process that budgets

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Mobius Risk Group LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Risk Group LLC Risk Group LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Mobius Risk Group LLC Place Houston, Texas Zip TX 77056 Product A risk advisor to energy-consuming companies, utilities and municipalities. Coordinates 29.76045°, -95.369784° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":29.76045,"lon":-95.369784,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Risk aversion in multistage stochastic programming - Optimization ...  

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Feb 4, 2015 ... Such a choice corresponds to using the one-period worst-case risk measure given by ?(X) = ess sup (X). By solving problem (3.3) we obtain the...

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

480

The Theoretical Analysis of Political Risk  

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Starting in the early eighties, the analysis of political risk has become an important topic of economic...1...This experience highlighted the specific perils associated with international investment and brought ...

Philipp Harms

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asset Pricing with Countercyclical Household Consumption Risk  

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1 Asset Pricing with Countercyclical Household Consumption Risk George M. Constantinides that shocks to household consumption growth are negatively skewed, persistent, and countercyclical and play that drives the conditional cross-sectional moments of household consumption growth. The estimated model

Sadeh, Norman M.

482

Contributions to risk-informed decision making  

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Risk-informed decision-making (RIDM) is a formal process that assists stakeholders make decisions in the face of uncertainty. At MIT, a tool known as the Analytic Deliberative Decision Making Process (ADP) has been under ...

Elliott, Michael A. (Michael Alfred)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Use of Risk Analysis on Remedial Alternatives  

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Quantitative risk assessment (RA) is a tool used in determining a remedial alternatives effectiveness of reducing public health ... to occur at a site. Under the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) ...

Teresa A. Schuller; Denice H. Wardrop

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Risk Management Strategies for Electric Utilities  

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The Pacific Northwest has gone through an enormously expensive lesson in both the uncertainty and risk associated with power planning. The difficult lessons we have learned may benefit other parts of the country. In the 1970s, utility planners...

Sheets, E.

485

Essays in banking and risk management  

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(cont.) Risk Management have begun implementing strategies to provide commodity price and weather insurance in the developing world. In Chapter 3 (joint with Professor Rob Townsend from the University of Chicago), we examine ...

Vickery, James Ian, 1974-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Mapping: Inventories, Susceptibility, Hazard and Risk  

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Generation of landslide maps is of great significance for land use planning, engineering works design and civil protection and risk reduction programmes. Landslide maps may portray past and current landslide o...

Javier Hervs; Peter Bobrowsky

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Managing Energy Price Risk with Derivatives  

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Managing Energy Price Risk with Derivatives Managing Energy Price Risk with Derivatives Speaker(s): Douglas Hale Date: September 18, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Joseph Eto Energy derivatives came into being with the deregulation of the petroleum and natural gas industries in the early 1980s. Although derivatives-forwards, futures and options-have been used in American agriculture since the mid-1800's to manage price risk, they were unnecessary in regulated energy industries. Deregulation revealed that oil, gas and electricity prices are exceptionally volatile. Companies were forced to cope with the uncertainty in energy prices; they latched onto derivatives as one tool for managing that risk. Enron's collapse brought energy derivatives to public attention. Following the derivative linked

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Microsoft Word - NGNP_Metallic Component Risk Report-043008-FINAL...  

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TI-RISK May 2008 Revision 0 Metallic Component Schedule Risk and Cost Uncertainty Assessment APPROVALS Function Printed Name and Signature Date Author Name: Philip L. Rittenhouse...

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Estimating Radiation Risk from Total Effective Dose Equivalent...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

and UNSCEAR 1988 in Radiation Risk Assessment - Lifetime Total Cancer Mortality Risk Estimates at Low Doses and Low Dose Rates for Low-LET Radiation, Committee on Interagency...

490

In Search of a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor  

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The cross- section of volatility and expected returns, Theof a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor (revised)of a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor Robert M.

Anderson, Robert M.; Bianchi, Stephen W.; Goldberg, Lisa R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Capitol Risk Management LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Zip: 61036 Product: First Capitol Risk Management specializes in providing commodity price risk consulting and hedging solutions to commercial commodity producers, processors,...

492

DOE Releases Filing Instructions for Federal Risk Insurance for...  

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Filing Instructions for Federal Risk Insurance for New Nuclear Power Plants DOE Releases Filing Instructions for Federal Risk Insurance for New Nuclear Power Plants December 21,...

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New Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

New Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline Now Available for Public Comment (March 2012) New Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline...

494

Applying Risk Communication to the Transportation of Radioactive...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Applying Risk Communication to the Transportation of Radioactive Materials Applying Risk Communication to the Transportation of Radioactive Materials Participants should expect to...

495

Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Webinar Transcript Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks...

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Communicating Health Risks Working Safely With Beryllium | Department...  

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Communicating Health Risks Working Safely With Beryllium Communicating Health Risks Working Safely With Beryllium April 2002 Training Reference for Beryllium Workers and Managers...

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Evaluation of dispatcher decisions by risk theory methods  

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The relationship between technical risk and the concept of reliability is demonstrated. Amethod for evaluating decisions taken by dispatchers with the aid of risk theory is examined.

V. P. Budovskii

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Tractable Robust Expected Utility and Risk Models for Portfolio ...  

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Mar 13, 2008 ... investor minimizes his worst case risk under distributional ambiguity. ...... axiomatic approach to defining a acceptable properties of risk...

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6 - Risk Analysis and Management in Coastal Regions of Vietnam  

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In Vietnam, there has been a growing demand for the application of risk analysis, risk-based decision making, and risk management in various industries and sectors of government. Although risk-related concepts have been explored in various sectors, there has not yet been any framework or guidance on how risk should be quantified and what would be the acceptable risk/risk criteria. In this chapter, an overview of concepts for risk analysis and risk management is given. Risk assessment and evaluation, basic risk-related concepts, and their developments are discussed. Methods and applications to establish an acceptable risk level and safety criteria will be reviewed. The present framework of acceptable risk level and risk-based optimal safety for flood defenses worldwide is summarized. Possible applications of the methods to the current situation and conditions in Vietnamese are discussed. Special attention is paid to how a risk-based framework could be applied to Vietnams conditions in determining the acceptable level of risk of flooding at the national scale. The proposed criteria will be tested and applied in the assessment of flood risks in the low-lying coastal regions in Nam Dinh. Safety standards are explored by considering acceptable levels of individual and societal risk in the view of its current protected value and socioeconomic developments.

Mai Van Cong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Confronting earthquake risk in Japanare private households underinsured?  

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Despite the fact that Japan is an earthquake-prone country and Japanese ... risk averse, less than half of Japanese households are insured against earthquake risk. Based on...

Franz Waldenberger

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z