RISK ASSESSMENT OF AIR VERSUS OTHER TRANSPORTATION MODES FOR EXPLOSIVES AND FLAMMABLE CRYOGENIC LIQUIDS

This report describes a method for assessing the comparative risks of transporting hazardous materials by alternative routes and modes. The method is then applied to the transport of Class A explosives and liquid hydrogen between specific origin-destinations, testing the air-highway modal combination with alternative combinations of highway, rail, and marine modes. The risks were found to be highly route-dependent; however, for those routes selected, the air-highway modal combination showed generally lower risks. Rerouting and improvement in terminal operations showed the greatest opportunity for risk reduction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume II: Supporting Documentation (DOT/RSPA/MTB-79/14).
  • Corporate Authors:

    ORI, Incorporated

    1400 Spring Street
    Silver Spring, MD  USA  20910

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kloeber, G
    • CORNELL, M
    • McNamara, T
    • Moscati, A
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/RSPA/MTB-79/13 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-RC-82036
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM