Risk Assessment of Hazardous Materials Transported by Rail through the WKU and Bowling Green, Kentucky Corridor

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Center, Rebecca
Hazardous Materials; Railroad; Bowling Green; Risk Assessment; Analysis; Life Sciences
thesis / dissertation description
There has been multiple risk assessments on highways for hazardous material, however there is few in hazardous rail transportation. In this study, I will create a risk assessment of the railway through WKU. Using the CAMEO system I will created threat zones and plot them in the city every half-mile to conclude where people and infrastructure will be affected the most. I discovered that there were large amounts of chemicals passing by, some are extremely dangerous to human and environmental health.