The Role of Societal Risk in Land Use Planning Near Hazardous Installations and in Assessing the Safety of the Transport of Hazardous Materials at the National and Local Level

  • Jonathan Carter
  • Nigel Riley
Part of the Technology, Risk, and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 12)


During the past two decades, the development of risk assessment methodology in Britain for use in land use planning and decision-making in relation to the transport of dangerous substances has progressed in a number of related fields. The intention of this paper is to draw together the societal risk aspects of this work and present it for discussion at the workshop.


Decision Matrix Risk Criterion Dangerous Substance Major Hazard Risk Assessment Methodology 
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  • Jonathan Carter
  • Nigel Riley

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