ANALYSIS OF THE SAFETY OF TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ON THE NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

The report analyzes the safety of transportation of bulk hazardous materials on the navigable waters of the United States. Typical hazardous materials (H.M.) accidents are analyzed to determine what countermeasures are necessary to prevent recurrence. Risks involved in the transportation of H.M. are analyzed, with priority given to prevention of catastrophic accidents. The ingredients necessary for the occurrence of a catastrophic H.M. incident are discussed, and the risk peaks leading to the casualty are analyzed. Federal regulatory authority over the transportation of H.M. by water is summarized. Projects of the future shipment of H.M., and trends in H.M. accidents are made. The report concludes with a summary of areas of control of H.M. needed to prevent major H.M. accidents, and recommendations made to implement these added controls.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special Marine Safety Study performed by Bureau of Surface Transportation, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, D.C. 20591.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1972-3-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-MSS-72-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 1978 12:00AM