Reflections on Source-Based Approaches

Comments on Piers’ paper “Methods and Models for the Assessment of Third Party Risk due to Aircraft Accidents in the Vicinity of Airports and their Implications for Societal Risk”
  • Philippe Hubert
Part of the Technology, Risk, and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 12)


The paper discusses the subject of ‘third party risks’ for aircraft-accidents, like they exist also for non-contracting parties exposed to other accidents, such as residents near hazardous chemical installations, or the transportation of hazardous materials. Thus, the concept of societal risk is less relevant when addressing risks to workers of passengers. The technical aspects of societal risk have been described particularly well by Piers, so most of the discussion can be directed on the concept itself and on policy implications.


Hazardous Material Fuel Load Residential Density Safety Policy Accident Data 
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  • Philippe Hubert

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