An assessment was made on the toxication risk of the population due to the bulk rail transportation of liquid chlorine in Finland. Fourteen typical rail accidents were selected and their probability was estimated using the accident file of the Finnish State Railways. The probability of a chlorine leak was assessed for each type of accident separately using four leak size categories. The assessed leakage probability was dominated by station accidents, especially by collisions of a chlorine tanker and a locomotive. Toxication hazard areas were estimated for the leak categories. A simple model was constructed to describe the centering of the densely populated areas along the railway line. A comparison was made between the obtained risk and some other risks including those due to nuclear reactor accidents. (Atomindex citation 09:405005)

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    Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus

    Ydinvoimatekniikan Laboratory
    Otaniemi,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • Lautkaski, R
    • Mankamo, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM