Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 3, Issue 3, November 2013
Editor’s Introduction
David McReady, James B. Williams
Pages: 116 - 126
A chemical spill into a river presents a significant threat to human health and the aquatic environment. A mathematical model is presented for predicting the chemical concentrations in a river resulting from a chemical spill. A screening risk assessment approach is presented to characterize the risk...
Minyan Li, Deyin Huang, Mao Liu
Pages: 135 - 145
Nowadays, the acute and chronic adverse health effects caused by benzene exposure have attracted wide attention. In this paper, we evaluate the health risk based on the four-step method recommended by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). We present a method using the Monte Carlo Simulating...
Lifen Xu, Shiyong Wen, Dongzhi Zhao, Xuegong Xu
Pages: 146 - 155
China is one of the most severely affected countries by coastal erosion. About 70% of the sandy beaches and most of muddy tidal flat in open water regions are erode. Coastal erosion results in the width of beach being narrowed, bathing beach destruction, coast-protection facilities and roads collapse,...