The Chemical Transportation Emergency Center was established by the Manufacturing Chemists Association as a voluntary project of the chemical manufacturing industry. It is designed to provide advice or assistance to those involved in transportation accidents involving chemicals. Its services are available 24 hours a day via a toll-free inbound wide area telephone service number from any point in the continental United States. The center is a two-step operation. First, on identification of the product involved, immediate action information is rad from files prepared in advance. Second, the shipper or other sources of other sources of expertise are contacted for additional counsel or on-site assistance. This paper describes the nature of the operation and its capabilities and limitations and summarizes a number of the incidents in which the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center has been involved since it began operating on September 5, 1971. Its relationship to the transportation research community is also discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 9-14
  • Monograph Title: Hazardous materials transportation and highway maintenance
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024609
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM