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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Growing Need for Risk Analysis.|
|Author||Lee, C. C. ; Huffman, G. L. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Incineration ; Combustion products ; Risk assessment ; Toxic substances ; Public health ; Health hazards ; Exposure ; Doses ; Risk analysis ; Combustion efficiency ; Requirements ; Regulations ; Reprints ;|
Risk analysis has been increasingly receiving attention in making environmental decisions. For example, in its May 18, 1993 Combustion Strategy announcement, EPA required that any issuance of a new hazardous waste combustion permit be preceded by the performance of a complete (direct and indirect) risk assessment. This new requirement is a major challenge to many engineers who are involved in waste incineration activities. This Paper presents the highlights of what is required for a risk analysis from a practical engineering point of view. It provides the regulatory basis for it to provide the rationale as to why risk analysis is needed.