Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) Marine Safety Risk Assessment
COAST GUARD NEW LONDON CT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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The Coast Guard RD Center RDC conducted four phases of a marine safety risk assessment for the waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal CSSC in the vicinity of the Aquatic Invasive Species Electrified Dispersal Barrier MM 296.5, Romeoville, IL. An overarching goal of this work is to determine the adequacy of present risk mitigation strategies, and if necessary, recommend alternatives to the present strategies. The work covered by this report includes 1 a data-driven, event-tree based quantitative risk analysis, 2 review and analysis of three-months of canal transits through the barrier zone, 3 shore measurements to categorize electrical currents at the Oxbow Midwest Calcining barge loading facility and 4 a summary of regulatory development and rule changes since the initial operation of the barrier through the present.
- Civil Engineering
- Marine Engineering