WIT Press


The Advantages Of Using A Geographic Information System To Evaluate Risk In Highly Contaminated Sites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK120151

Volume

44

Pages

11

Page Range

163 - 173

Published

2012

Size

2,001 kb

Author(s)

S. Bellagamba, F. Paglietti & B. C. D. Staffa

Abstract

Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL), in collaboration with local and national organisations, conducts research and consultancy in connection with the safeguarding of the health of workers and the environment. The Department of the Production Plants and Human Settlements (DIPIA) deals, among other things, with the remediation of seriously contaminate areas, and for many years has undertaken the survey of the atmospheric, water and soil environments, and in particular environmental and personal monitoring in all the Italian Superfunds contaminated by asbestos and requiring remediation. The aim of this study is to illustrate, with regard to the Superfund Biancavilla, the advantages of implementing the activities mentioned above with a Geographic Information System (GIS) designed to provide an adequate picture of the risk of the spread of asbestos fibres in the areas where Emergency Safety Measures (ESM) and remediation measures are planned. This will enable the regional and local authorities and the supervisory bodies having jurisdiction to undertake precautionary measures regarding the workers involved in these projects and prevent the dissemination of dangerous dust in the urban environment. Keywords: asbestos, Geographic Information System, risk, superfund.

Keywords

Keywords: asbestos, Geographic Information System, risk, superfund