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Title: Risk assessment of road transport : Draft final
Author: WS Atkins Environment
Document Type: Monograph
This draft report presents the results of a Project for the Provision of a Risk Assessment on Road Tramport. The project is being performed by WS Atkins Environment for the National Centre for Risk Analysis and Options Appraisal (NCRAOA) of the Environment Agency (EA). This report provides the results of the first two stages of this project; risk screening and quantitative risk assessment. The risk screening was undertaken by the National Centre for Risk Analysis and Options Appraisal of the EA as a preference illicitation exercise and provided 10 scenarios for quantitative risk assessment. The methodology that was applied within stage 2 of the project involved the construction of event trees, which were designed to enable risks from diverse sources to be compared and ranked, and to allow the effects of management options to be evaluated. Therefore, the event trees addressed environmental pressures but included links with some measure of environmental impact. The data utilised for the construction of each event tree were highly dependent on the available information relating to the considered scenario. Where appropriate, the effects of uncertainties associated with the key input variables on selected event tree risk estimates were assessed, using Monte Carlo simulation modelling.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: London
Subject Keywords: Environmental impactRoadsTransport networksRisk assessment
Extent: n.p. [251]
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