ACCIDENT POTENTIAL IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS POLLUTING SUBSTANCES FOR THE LOWER GREAT LAKES BASIN

As a result of the Canada/U.S. Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality a study was carried out for the Canadian Government on the identification of hazardous polluting substances in the lower Great Lakes Basin. To establish the list of hazardous materials, a methodology was developed for ranking the materials according to each criteria separately and for combining each into an overall rates system. The ranking of materials according to toxicity to aquatic life, incorporates the effects of lethal concentrations, solubility, volatility, biochemical half-life and physical state. For amounts used in commerce and industry the ranking was based on production, use, imports and exports of materials and extent of distribution or movement of materials. This paper describes the methodology developed for ranking materials according to the mode of transport.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways held at Jacksonville, FLA. Oct. 1975 consists of about 45 papers (approx. 570 pgs.) and will be available about mid-February 1976 from NTIS.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Manley, P J
    • Gorber, D M
    • Fogg, J B
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM