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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Technical Analysis Division
    Washington, DC  USA  20234
  • Authors:
    • Steele, W A
    • Bowser, D
    • Chapman, R E
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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