RISK COSTS OF TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS BY RAIL: 1982-1992

This paper uses actual cost data from carriers to estimate the risk costs associated with railroad freight transportation of hazardous materials. The focus of this study is on groups of hazardous materials known to have generated substantial risk costs. The second section of this paper discusses hazardous materials releases in the broader context of railroad safety. This is followed by a section which describes the methodology employed in this study. The next section presents the historical cost results of this study, and compares them, where appropriate, to the results of the previous study. Conclusions appear in the final section.

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  • Accession Number: 00719247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1996 12:00AM