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Document ID (ISN)75731
CIS number 00-1707
ISSN - Serial title 0020-8442 - Rail International
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Conlon P.C.L.
Title Rail transportation of hazardous materials in the United States
Bibliographic information June 1999, Vol.30, No.6, p.8-17. Illus.
Abstract Rail transportation of hazardous materials in the United States is recognized to be the safest method of moving large quantities of chemicals over long distances. Continuous improvements in rail equipment, container design and construction, and inspection and maintenance methods have resulted in steady reductions in the numbers of derailments, spills, leaks and casualties while the volume of traffic has increased. Research into safety improvements is sponsored by industry and government and much is carried out by the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads. TTCI also maintains important safety and training services for carriers, shippers, and manufacturers of hazardous materials containers.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; rail transport; transport of materials; USA
Descriptors (secondary) tank wagons; emergency organization; safety and health training; safety programmes; safety and health documentation; major hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Rail transportation
Transport of materials