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ID (ISN) del documento75731
Número CIS 00-1707
ISSN - Título de la serie 0020-8442 - Rail International
Año 1999
Número de serie
Autor(es) Conlon P.C.L.
Título Rail transportation of hazardous materials in the United States
Información bibliográfica June 1999, Vol.30, No.6, p.8-17. Illus.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) substancias peligrosas; transporte por ferrocarril; transporte de mercancias; Estados Unidos
Descriptores (secundarios) vagones cisterna; organización de las intervenciones de urgencia; formación en prevención; programas de seguridad; documentación de seguridad y salud; grandes riesgos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Transportes y comunicaciones
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Navegación por categoria(s) Rail transportation
Transport of materials