Health risk assessment of a modern municipal waste incinerator.

  title={Health risk assessment of a modern municipal waste incinerator.},
  author={C Boudet and Denis Zmirou and M Laffond and Florinda Balducci and J-L Benoit-Guyod},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={19 6},
During the modernization of the municipal waste incinerator (MWI, maximum capacity of 180,000 tons per year) of Metropolitan Grenoble (405,000 inhabitants), in France, a risk assessment was conducted, based on four tracer pollutants: two volatile organic compounds (benzene and 1, 1, 1 trichloroethane) and two heavy metals (nickel and cadmium, measured in particles). A Gaussian plume dispersion model, applied to maximum emissions measured at the MWI stacks, was used to estimate the distribution… CONTINUE READING