State and Local Issues in Transportation of Hazardous Waste Materials: Towards a National Strategy

by Mark D. Abkowitz, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Vanderbilt Univ., P.O. Box 103, Station B, Nashville, TN 37235,
Kostas G. Zografos, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. and Architectural Engrg., Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-796-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-796-9 (ISBN-10), 1991, Soft Cover, Pg. 304

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Conference information: National Conference on Hazardous Materials Transportation | St. Louis, Missouri, United States | May 14-16, 1990

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Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings contains papers presented at the specialty conference State and Local Issues in Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Towards a National Strategy held on May 14-16, 1990 in St. Louis, Missouri. The papers span a wide spectrum of technical, regulatory, and policy aspects of hazardous materials transportation. The papers are organized into the following five thematic areas: 1) legislative issues, 2) risk perception, 3) database development, 4) risk assessment/routing, and 5) risk management and advanced technologies. Within these broad categories, such topics as the need for local control, the design of protective systems into highways systems, the use of information to assess accident trends, the importance of individual and societal risk analysis in decision-making, and the development of computer software to assist in routing hazardous materials are explored.

Subject Headings: Hazardous substances | Hazardous wastes | Risk management | Highway and road design | Traffic accidents | Legislation | Databases | Protective structures


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