Hazardous Substances Released During Rail Transit - 18 States, 2002-2007

The authors examine consequences related to public health after the unintentional release of hazardous materials in two separate railroad incidents in Kentucky in January 2007. Since the events in Brooks and Irvine, Kentucky, 125 miles apart and causally unrelated, both resulted in such consequences, Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) data was reviewed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in order to update a previous rail event analysis. HSEES data relates to public health consequences associated with events in which hazardous substances are released, including during transportation. In addition to the two Kentucky incidents, events in Salt Lake City, Utah and St. Paul, Minnesota are discussed, as is HSEES rail event surveillance. An editorial note discussing report limitations follows the body of the article.

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    • Learn, B
    • Thoroughman, D
    • Brackbill, R
    • Horton, D K
    • Ruckart, P Z
    • Bove, F
    • Orr, M R
    • Kapil, V
  • Publication Date: 2007-6-8


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01055405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2007 4:40PM