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Document ID (ISN)56752
CIS number 91-1666
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Quarantelli E.L.
Title Disaster planning for transportation accidents involving hazardous materials
Bibliographic information May 1991, Vol.27, No.1, p.49-60. 28 ref.
Abstract Some reasons for the probable future increase in the number and severity of disasters arising from accidents in the transportation of hazardous materials are indicated. Problems in establishing and developing preparedness planning are discussed on the basis of findings and observations from social science research studies. In addition, some difficulties that exist in mounting an emergency response to actual crisis situations are examined.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; disasters; major hazards; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; USA; future trends; emergency organization; statistics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials
Major hazards