Accession Number:

ADA127505

Title:

Post Accident Procedures for Chemicals and Propellants.

Descriptive Note:

Final interim rept. 11 Aug 80-31 Mar 81,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY LABS INC ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

404.0

Abstract:

This report presents production volumes, storage capacities, shipment quantities, containers used for highway and rail shipments, general commodity flow patterns and disposal sites and capabilities for 12 hazardous materials an overview of emergency response guidelines and resources available to selected industry groups and state and local agencies a review of the CHRIS, EPA, AAR, and DOT emergency response systems as they specifically apply to the 12 hazardous materials a review of 16 NTSB investigated rail and highway accidents involving these hazardous materials a discussion of six spill scenarios, the philosophy behind their development and their applicability to community planning a discussion of the USCG HACS, Shell RD Spills, AF statisticalempirical, DDESB Chemical Hazard Slide Rule and an overview of dense gas vapor dispersion models, the assumptions basic to each and their applicability to transportation spills criteria which are needed for developing improved and innovative guidelines to mitigate hazards associated with response activities at hazardous materials transportation accidents and a discussion of state-of-the-art means for physically lifting derailed cars and containers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE