A Community-Focused Routing and Siting Model for Hazardous Materials and Wastes

by George List, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,
Pitu Mirchandani, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: State and Local Issues in Transportation of Hazardous Waste Materials: Towards a National Strategy


A model is presented that shippers, carriers and policy-makers can use to analyze routing problems for hazardous materials or routing-and-siting problems for wastes. Unlike many other models, which focus on either the network or planar aspects of the problem, this one focuses on both. It ties the transportation costs to the network elements while the risk impacts relate to the zones. Routing and siting decisions produce impacts that accumulate, overlap and interact at the zonal level.

Subject Headings: Hazardous materials | Hazardous wastes | Mathematical models | Risk management | Recycling | Zoning | Transportation studies | Mathematics

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