Evacuation Modeling Near a Chemical Stockpile Site

by Donald E. Newsom, Argonne Natl Lab, Argonne, IL, USA,
Marc A. Madore, Argonne Natl Lab, Argonne, IL, USA,
Robert T. Jaske, Argonne Natl Lab, Argonne, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Site Impact Traffic Assessment: Problems and Solutions


Dynamic evacuation modeling was used as an aid in emergency response planning by Tooele County, Utah, location of the United States' largest stockpile of unitary chemical weapons, The use of traffic modeling was affected both by the characteristics of the hazard and the unique topography of the area. To address these constraints Argonne National Laboratory, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Tooele County created a set of evacuation modeling scenarios to be stored in the county's emergency management information system. For use in planning, the scenarios enable the county to map out effective traffic management strategies. For use in exercises or emergency response the scenarios enable the county to quickly access data to make and implement evacuation decisions.

Subject Headings: Traffic models | Evacuation | Emergency management | Chemical properties | Dynamic models | Information management | Computer models | Systems management | United States | Utah

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