THE INCIDENCE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ACCIDENTS DURING TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
This report is one of a series describing background research concerning the incidence of abnormal loading. The report is organized in terms of modes of hazardous material transportation and storage. These modes--pipeline, water, motor vehicle, and railroad transportation systems--are addressed in four sections with Storage Systems discussed in a fifth. The sections depend on the amount of available data, rather than the risk involved in an accident. A summary of the results is presented in the last section. On the whole, there is little empirical evidence to substantiate a threat to buildings from hazardous materials transport. However, trends in volumes shipped in proximity to structures of interest raises the prospect of future incidents.
National Bureau of StandardsTechnical Analysis Division
Washington, DC USA 20234
- Steele, W A
- Bowser, D
- Chapman, R E
- Publication Date: 1973-11
- Pagination: 41 p.
- Accession Number: 00054512
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-73-412 Final Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM