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Dangerous Goods Transportation and Biophysical Vulnerability: The Contribution of GIS and Simulation Softwares

Abstract : The transport of dangerous goods by road can be the cause of major ­accidents. This type of transport can also be hijacked by terrorists. They are therefore one of the factors that increase the vulnerability of the territories they cross. The risk associated with transport of dangerous goods is still underestimated in Europe. Therefore this chapter presents methods and tools to help policy-makers and the private sector to assess the vulnerability of areas under their control, with a specific focus on toxic releases and explosions. These methods and tools provide models and data for the implementation of a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS). To illustrate the approach, two case studies are described. One concerns the transport of ethylene oxide and the other liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in the cross-border corridor (Nice - Imperia - Savona) between France and Italy.
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Emmanuel Garbolino, Dalanda Lachtar. Dangerous Goods Transportation and Biophysical Vulnerability: The Contribution of GIS and Simulation Softwares. Emmanuel Garbolino, Mohamed Tkiouat, Natalia Yankevich, Dalanda Lachtar Editors. Transport of Dangerous Goods: Methods and Tools for Reducing the Risks of Accidents and Terrorist Attack, Springer-Verlag, Chapitre 1 - p. 1-43, 2012, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, 978-94-007-2683-3. ⟨10.1007/978-94-007-2684-0_1⟩. ⟨hal-00728435⟩

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