GIS for radioactive materials transportation

R. R. Souleyrette, S. K. Sathisan

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Stimulated by debate surrounding the potential siting of a national repository, critical issues related to transporting high-level radioactive material (HLRM) are emerging. Techniques such as route characterization and risk/impact analysis are being developed or refined to facilitate routing decisions. Key inputs to analysis include demographic data, environmental features, and transportation system characteristics - inputs that are spatial in nature and difficult to manage without appropriate technology. This identifies three transportation risk-analysis methodologies: comparative study, worst-case assessment, and probabilistic risk assessment. The GIS technology potential is demonstrated here in applications of GIS technology to develop estimates of resident and visitor population and ecologically sensitive areas along transportation corridors. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalMicrocomputers in Civil Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (all)
  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Engineering (all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)


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