A Risk and Economic Analysis of Dirty Bomb Attacks on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

  title={A Risk and Economic Analysis of Dirty Bomb Attacks on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach},
  author={Heather Rosoff and Detlof von Winterfeldt},
  journal={Risk Analysis},
This article analyzes possible terrorist attacks on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach using a radiological dispersal device (RDD, also known as a “dirty bomb”) to shut down port operations and cause substantial economic and psychological impacts. The analysis is an exploratory investigation of a combination of several risk analysis tools, including scenario generation and pruning, project risk analysis, direct consequence modeling, and indirect economic impact assessment. We examined 36… 
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