A MODAL ECONOMIC AND SAFETY ANALYSIS OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN BULK
The movement of hazardous materials through transportation channels creates risks which are not fully understood. Consequently, the question of which was the best mode of transportation for the movement of hazardous substances had to be examined quantitatively. The objective of this study was to quantitatively analyze the economic and safety aspects of transporting hazardous substances by inland waterway and overland (pipeline, rail and highway) modes so that the comparative costs and risks of the different modes could be assessed. The chemicals studied as examples are acrylonitrile, anhydrous ammonia, benzene, caustic soda, chlorine, ethylene glycol, methanol, styrene, sugar, and sulfuric acid.
- See also Executive Summary rept., COM-74-11270. RRIS #057920.
Little (Arthur D), IncorporatedAcorn Park
Cambridge, MA United States 02140
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 266 p.
- TRT Terms: Hazardous materials; Mode choice; Safety
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00057921
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: ADL-C-76446-F Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: C-76446t
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 12 1976 12:00AM