Factors Involved in Cargo Size Limitations
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC COMMITTEE ON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
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The purpose of the study was to answer the Coast Guard request for an orderly method of determining whether a given size cargo constitutes a potential hazard greater than that acceptable to the public, and to develop a formula or procedure for comparing or relating the inherent danger in two quantities of a cargo. The approach was to identify, where possible, the elements of risk which are common to all shipments of hazardous materials such as fire, explosions, toxic release to air andor water, excessive corrosion, etc., with the objective of quantifying these with respect to their effects.
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