Rationale, methods for, and results from the committee's efforts to elicit concerns about risks of unconventional gas development from a broad range of interested and potentially affected parties. Presents a conceptual framework for grouping these concerns and a list of types of concerns that the effort identified.
The project aims to identify concerns about risks and about the ability to control them. The purpose of the project is not to reach conclusions about shale gas development, but to provide an improved basis for reaching such conclusions.
Dr. Vijay Nair discusses the relevant findings and recommendations from a number of studies from the National Research Council and describes the application of current statistical and system engineering practices and principles to improve the testing and development of defense systems.