A Probabilistic environmental decision support framework for managing risk and resources

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The ability to make cost effective, timely decisions associated with waste management and environmental remediation problems has been the subject of considerable debate in recent years. On one hand, environmental decision makers do not have unlimited resources that they can apply to come to resolution on outstanding and uncertain technical issues. On the other hand, because of the possible impending consequences associated with these types of systems, avoiding making a decision is usually not an alternative either. Therefore, a structured, quantitative process is necessary that will facilitate technically defensible decision making in light of both uncertainty and resource constraints. An ... continued below

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Gallegos, D.P.; Webb, E.K.; Davis, P.A. & Conrad, S.H. March 1, 1996.

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The ability to make cost effective, timely decisions associated with waste management and environmental remediation problems has been the subject of considerable debate in recent years. On one hand, environmental decision makers do not have unlimited resources that they can apply to come to resolution on outstanding and uncertain technical issues. On the other hand, because of the possible impending consequences associated with these types of systems, avoiding making a decision is usually not an alternative either. Therefore, a structured, quantitative process is necessary that will facilitate technically defensible decision making in light of both uncertainty and resource constraints. An environmental decision support framework has been developed to provide a logical structure that defines a cost-effective, traceable, and defensible path to closure on decision regarding compliance and resource allocation. The methodology has been applied effectively to waste disposal problems and is being adapted and implemented in subsurface environmental remediation problems.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96006462

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  • 3. international conference on probabilistic safety assessment and management, Crete (Greece), 24-28 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96006462
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0395C
  • Report No.: CONF-960647--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 233359
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667434

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Gallegos, D.P.; Webb, E.K.; Davis, P.A. & Conrad, S.H. A Probabilistic environmental decision support framework for managing risk and resources, article, March 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667434/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.