A MODAL ECONOMIC AND SAFETY ANALYSIS OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN BULK. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (REVISED)

This summary presents the results of the six-month study begun in October 1973 and is an abbreviated version of the final report (COM-74-11271). The objective in the study was to analyze quantitatively the economics and safety of transporting selected bulk hazardous substances, other than oil, by inland waterway and overland (rail, truck, and possiblly pipeline) modes, so that the costs and risks associated with the different modes could be compared. There were three major components to this process: (1) choosing the substances, origin-designation combinations, and shipment characteristics to be studied; (2) determining all costs involved in transporting each substance between the designated points by barge and relevant overland modes; and (3) determining the frequency and quantity of spills likely with each mode and the resultant risk to people, property, and the environment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Final rept. COM-74-11271, PC $6.50, Microfiche $2.25.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ADL-C-76446-S Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: C-76446t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM