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Environmental vulnerability assessment in the vicinity of an industrial site in the frame of ARAMIS European project

Abstract

This work has been carried out in the framework of the ARAMIS project, which aims at developing a comprehensive procedure for assessing the risk level associated to an industrial site with respect to the surrounding environment. To this end, an index is defined which consists of the contribution of three terms, expressing the severity of the scenario consequences, the efficiency of the safety management and the vulnerability of the surrounding environment. The present work focuses on this last aspect concerning the determination of the vulnerability, of the area in the vicinity of an industrial site, of human, environmental (or natural) and material stakes. The applied methodology consists in identifying and quantifying the targets by the means of a geographical information system (GIS) and in assessing the contribution of each target on the basis of a multicriteria decision approach (Saaty method). The result is an operational tool allowing competent authorities, industrialists and risk experts to assess the vulnerability of the area surrounding an industrial site.

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emse-00413024 , version 1 (03-09-2009)

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J. Tixier, A. Dandrieux, G. Dusserre, R. Bubbico, B. Mazzarotta, et al.. Environmental vulnerability assessment in the vicinity of an industrial site in the frame of ARAMIS European project. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2006, Volume 130 (Issue 3), pp.Pages 251-264. ⟨10.1016/j.jhazmat.2005.07.020⟩. ⟨emse-00413024⟩
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