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dc.contributor.authorGlickman, T. S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorErkut, E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T11:58:10Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T11:58:10Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.issn0925-7535
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/11602
dc.description.abstractThis paper illustrates the application of quantitative risk assessment in a rail yard where tank cars of hazardous materials are received and stored. The assessment was conducted in response to community concerns about the safety of a proposed yard expansion. Six different chemicals are involved. For each one, the average monthly volume and the hazard of most concern are specified. We use an event tree populated with empirical data to compute the probability of a major spill in each case and we estimate the corresponding critical impact distances using available modeling tools. We find that for some of the chemicals, the relative increases in risk are appreciable, but that in all cases, the absolute levels of risk remain low. Then we identify some ways in which such an analysis can be extended and discuss the potential difficulties associated with these extensions.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleSafety Scienceen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2006.09.004en_US
dc.subjectRisk assessmenten_US
dc.subjectHazardous materialsen_US
dc.subjectTransportationen_US
dc.subjectRail roaden_US
dc.subjectRail yarden_US
dc.subjectSafetyen_US
dc.titleAssessment of hazardous material risks for rail yard safetyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Managementen_US
dc.citation.spage813en_US
dc.citation.epage822en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber45en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber7en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssci.2006.09.004en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US


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