Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 1, Issue 1, July 2011
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3. Biogas - A European Perspective on Safety and Regulation

Olivier Salvi, Samuel Delsinne, Sébastien Evanno
Pages: 1 - 20
The production of biogas is positioned as energy which can not only generate a source of energy known as "green" but also which can recycle waste. In the context of sustainable development, the place of biogas is therefore essential. The risks corresponding to the production processes and uses of are...
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4. Risk Indviduality in Crisis Planning: the Case of Gender in Amercan Agriculture

Dana L.K. Hoag, Catherine Keske, Rebecca Goldbach
Pages: 21 - 28
Crisis response can be improved by accounting for differences in risk perception. We confirm that gender individuality can be an important divider by using a case study of agricultural producers. Women were more risk averse and less confident. However, we found less difference than studies have found...
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5. Fuzzy Multicriteria Risk Assessment for Hazardous Waste Management: The Case of Istanbul

Seda Ugurlu, Cengiz Kahraman
Pages: 29 - 41
A hazardous waste is waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. Hazardous waste management is an area of the waste management field concerned with the proper containment, management, and disposal of wastes which could be considered hazardous. In this paper,...
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6. Airborne Levels of Uranium in the Surroundings of Various Industrial Facilities: Human Health Risks

Joaquim Rovira, Victoria Linares, Montserrat Bellés, Marti Nadal, José L. Domingo
Pages: 42 - 47
This study was aimed at determining the levels of natural uranium (U) in air samples collected in the surroundings of various industrial facilities: three cement plants, two municipal solid waste incinerators, and a hazardous waste landfill in Catalonia (NE Spain). Although U concentrations were found...
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7. A Discrete Model of the Expected Loss for Catastrophe Insurance in Natural Disasters

Chongfu Huang, Xing Shi
Pages: 48 - 58
The traditional actuarial model of catastrophe insurance is too theoretical. In many cases, it is of no avail. In this paper, we suggest a discrete model of catastrophe insurance to calculate the expected losses. We successfully applied it to calculate the premium rate of the typhoon in Fujian Province,...
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8. The Risk Assessment of the Fog Disaster

Haibo Hu, Jinjun Pan
Pages: 59 - 64
The fog probability in urban area is determined by the observatory data. Taking the regular grid to be the assessed unit, the Fragility Exponential (FE) is computed upon the gird cell, in which the density of the road-net is stood for, and the FE can be modified according to the important facility distributed...
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9. The Combustible Materials Remote Sensing Ration Calculation and Fire Risk Dynamic

Zhuo Yi, Liu Guixiang, Fengming Yu
Pages: 65 - 74
The amount of combustible material is the primary factor which influences the occurrence and developing of fire. From analyzing the field survey data during the six months of the whole seasons of withered grass in Xilinguole, we obtained the different types grassland dynamic changing rates, which include...
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10. Towards the Development of Regional Risk Profiles and Adaptation Measures for Sea Level Rise

Bilal M. Ayyub, Michael Kearney
Pages: 75 - 89
Risks from future sea level rise entail significant uncertainties concerning overall potential impacts, the specific threats faced by particular areas and what benefit or costs are associated with strategies for addressing such risks. The proposed risk quantification and management framework is consistent...