Vol-2C App-I Human-Health-Risk-Assessment

Chapter: Vol 1B Chapter 11 Human health

Appendix Vol 2C App I Human Health Risk Assessment

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Section Pages
1.6 Introduction 1-1  
1.6 Overview of the project 1-1  
1.6 Overview of WestConnex 1-1  
1.6 Overview of the project 1-2  
1.6 Project location 1-4  
1.6 Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements 1-4  
1.6 Purpose of this report 1-5  
2.8 The project 2-7  
2.8 Project location 2-7  
2.8 Project features 2-7  
2.8 Connection to M5 East Motorway 2-8  
2.8 The motorway tunnel 2-8  
2.8 Ventilation facilities 2-10  
2.8 St Peters interchange 2-11  
2.8 Ancillary facilities 2-12  
2.8 Construction activities 2-13  
3.2 Assessment methodology 3-1  
3.2 What is a risk assessment? 3-1  
3.2 Overall approach 3-1  
4.6 Community profile 4-1  
4.6 General 4-1  
4.6 Surrounding area and population 4-2  
4.6 Sensitive receivers 4-2  
4.6 Population profile 4-6  
4.6 Existing health of population 4-9  
4.6 Uncertainties 4-14  
5 Community concerns 5-1  
6.11 Assessment of air quality impacts on local community 6-3  
6.11 General 6-3  
6.11 Existing air quality 6-3  
6.11 Overview of air quality impact assessment 6-5  
6.11 Assessment scenarios 6-9  
6.11 Vehicle emissions 6-10  
6.11 Assessment of volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons 6-10  
6.11 Assessment of carbon monoxide 6-19  
6.11 Assessment of nitrogen dioxide 6-20  
6.11 Assessment of particulate matter 6-27  
6.11 Assessment of regulatory worst-case scenarios 6-51  
6.11 Uncertainties 6-54  
7.5 Assessment of in-tunnel air quality 7-1  
7.5 General 7-1  
7.5 Carbon monoxide 7-2  
7.5 Nitrogen dioxide 7-3  
7.5 Particulate matter 7-5  
7.5 Overall assessment 7-7  
8.5 Assessment of noise and vibration impacts on health 8-9  
8.5 General 8-9  
8.5 Existing noise environment 8-9  
8.5 Noise assessment criteria 8-11  
8.5 Overview of noise and vibration assessment 8-14  
8.5 Health outcomes relevant to noise 8-23  
9.8 Assessment of social impacts on health 9-1  
9.8 General 9-1  
9.8 Changes in traffic 9-1  
9.8 Contamination issues 9-4  
9.8 Changes in air quality 9-4  
9.8 Changes in noise 9-5  
9.8 Changes in community 9-6  
9.8 Economic aspects 9-10  
9.8 Overall assessment 9-11  
10 Conclusions 10-1  
11 References 11-1  
9 2-13  
9 Indicative construction program 2-16  
9 Community receivers included in health risk assessment 4-3  
9 Summary of Population Statistics in Study Area 4-6  
9 Selected demographics of population of interest 4-8  
9 Summary of key health indicators 4-13  
9 In-tunnel average limits along length of tunnel 6-9  
9 Volatile organic compounds speciation profile for vehicle emissions 6-11  
9 6-13  
9 Adopted acute inhalation guidelines based on protection of public health 6-14  
9 health 6-15  
9 project 6-18  
9 associated with project 6-18  
9 associated with project 6-19  
9 6-20  
9 Review of potential acute health impacts – nitrogen dioxide (NO2) 6-22  
9 Review of potential chronic health impacts – Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) 6-23  
9 concentrations 6-24  
9 concentrations with operation of the project 6-25  
9 Air quality goals for particulates 6-31  
9 Comparison of particulate matter air quality goals 6-32  
9 Review of cumulative PM concentrations – 24-hour average 6-33  
9 Review of cumulative PM concentrations – annual average 6-33  
9 Adopted health impact functions and exposure-responses relationships 6-35  
9 operations in 2021 6-42  
9 operations in 2031 6-43  
9 PM2.5 concentrations – project in 2021 6-45  
9 PM2.5 concentrations– project in 2031 6-46  
9 cumulative scenario in 2031 6-49  
9 scenario in 2031 for elevated receptors 6-50  
9 concentrations: regulatory worst case 6-52  
9 concentrations: regulatory worst case 6-53  
9 (2031) 6-55  
9 In-tunnel average limits along length of tunnel 7-1  
9 Summary of noise impacts (from NVIA) 8-17  
9 Construction noise mitigation summary 8-21  
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