Risk and vulnerability assessment approach for selecting routes. Case study of hazardous waste transportation in Arizona

David Pijawka, A. Essam Radwan, J. Andy Soesilo

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Abstract

The study objective was to provide an approach to selecting routes to a proposed hazardous waste treatment and storage facility, based on a risk and vulnerability assessment. Probability estimates were based on national transportation accident rates for hazardous material carriers, local accident characteristics, and the magnitude of projected shipments to the facility. Release incident probabilities resulting from equipment failure in nonaccident situations were also considered. Population risk values were determined in order to compare each route segment. The vulnerability component evaluated the transportation risks against the capabilities of the area to respond to and mitigate the hazards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationState and Local Issues in Transportation Hazardous Waste Materials:
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages205-219
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0872627969
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventProceedings of the National Conference on Hazardous Materials Transportation - St. Louis, MO, USA
Duration: May 14 1990May 16 1990

Publication series

NameState and Local Issues in Transportation Hazardous Waste Materials:

Other

OtherProceedings of the National Conference on Hazardous Materials Transportation
CitySt. Louis, MO, USA
Period5/14/905/16/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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