Publications : 1988

Rish W. 1988. Review of studies related to uncertainty in risk analysis. ORNL/TM 10776 (with R.J. Marnicio). Report to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Analysis and Support Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Radiation Programs (ORP) is responsible for regulating on a national level the risks associated with technological sources of ionizing radiation in the environment. A critical activity of the ORP is analyzing and evaluating risk. The ORP believes that the analysis of uncertainty should be an integral part of any risk assessment; therefore, the ORP has initiated a project to develop framework for the treatment of uncertainty in risk analysis. Summaries of recent studies done in five areas of study are presented.