Obnoxious Facility Location

  • Sara Hosseini
  • Ameneh Moharerhaye Esfahani
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


In general, facilities are divided in two groups, the first one are desirable to the nearby inhabitants which try to have them as close as possible such as hospitals, fire stations, shopping stores and educational centers. The second group turns out to be undesirable for the surrounding population, which avoids them and tries to stay away from them such as garbage dump sites, chemical plants, nuclear reactors, military installations, prisons and polluting plants. In this sense, Daskin (1995) discussed that Erkut and Neuman in 1989 distinguished between Noxious (hazardous to health) and Obnoxious (nuisance to lifestyle) facilities, although both can be simply regarded as Undesirable. Moreover, in the last decade, a new nomenclature has been developed to define these oppositions: NIMBY (not in my back yard), NIMNBY (not in my neighbor’s back yard), and NIABY (not in anyone’s back yard).


Hazardous Waste Goal Programming Model Vehicle Rout Problem With Time Window Accident Probability Demand Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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