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Risk assessment of major hazards: Hazardous materials transportation in urban areas

Abstract

There is no doubt that, thanks to the pioneering studies of the late seventies and the early eighties, a methodology has been made available that allows risk management of hazardous transportation in urban areas. This approach can easily be extended to the management of other similar risks (storages and to some extent natural hazards). The methodology is both technically available and affordable. The insertion within the decision making processes deserves still some efforts. It has be seen that the applications are broad and numerous. They range from route selection to emergency preparedness, with some insights into acceptability considerations. One limit to the use of such studies, aiming to an objective assessment of the risk, is the complexity of the decision problems, where many factors are to be considered, the most subtle being the one linked to acceptability. However, as such studies develop, those factors start to be clarified, and decision makers learn how to use risk indices in this context. So at the present time it can be said that risk analyses are a valuable input into the decision making process in most cases. And, as more experience is acquired the uses are broader. As any technical innovation risk assessment  More>>
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1988
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CEPN-134; INIS-XA-N-018
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 25 refs, 1 fig., 2 tabs; PBD: Feb 1988
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; DECISION MAKING; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RISK ASSESSMENT; SAFETY STANDARDS; TRANSPORT REGULATIONS; URBAN AREAS; WASTE TRANSPORTATION
OSTI ID:
20498846
Research Organizations:
Centre d'Etude sur l'Evaluation de la Protection dans le Domaine Nucleaire - CEPN, Fontenay-aux-Roses (France)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N0286070207
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
19 pages
Announcement Date:
Sep 23, 2004

Citation Formats

Hubert, Ph, and Pages, P. Risk assessment of major hazards: Hazardous materials transportation in urban areas. IAEA: N. p., 1988. Web.
Hubert, Ph, & Pages, P. Risk assessment of major hazards: Hazardous materials transportation in urban areas. IAEA.
Hubert, Ph, and Pages, P. 1988. "Risk assessment of major hazards: Hazardous materials transportation in urban areas." IAEA.
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author = {Hubert, Ph, and Pages, P}
abstractNote = {There is no doubt that, thanks to the pioneering studies of the late seventies and the early eighties, a methodology has been made available that allows risk management of hazardous transportation in urban areas. This approach can easily be extended to the management of other similar risks (storages and to some extent natural hazards). The methodology is both technically available and affordable. The insertion within the decision making processes deserves still some efforts. It has be seen that the applications are broad and numerous. They range from route selection to emergency preparedness, with some insights into acceptability considerations. One limit to the use of such studies, aiming to an objective assessment of the risk, is the complexity of the decision problems, where many factors are to be considered, the most subtle being the one linked to acceptability. However, as such studies develop, those factors start to be clarified, and decision makers learn how to use risk indices in this context. So at the present time it can be said that risk analyses are a valuable input into the decision making process in most cases. And, as more experience is acquired the uses are broader. As any technical innovation risk assessment modifies the approaches to the questions it is dealing with. It seems impossible now to treat those kinds of risks as was done ten years ago.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1988}
month = {Feb}
}