The Resource Hazardous materials rail shipments, a review of emergency response information in selected train documents : report to congressional committees

Hazardous materials rail shipments, a review of emergency response information in selected train documents : report to congressional committees

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Hazardous materials rail shipments, a review of emergency response information in selected train documents : report to congressional committees
Title
Hazardous materials rail shipments, a review of emergency response information in selected train documents
Title remainder
report to congressional committees
Title variation
A review of emergency response information in selected train documents
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Language
eng
Summary
In November 2012, a train derailed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, releasing about 20,000 gallons of vinyl chloride, a hazardous material. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found, among other issues, that the supplemental information in the train's documents on responding to emergencies involving vinyl chloride was inconsistent with and less protective than emergency response guidance in the ERG. Congress included a provision in statute for GAO to evaluate the differences between the emergency response information carried by trains transporting hazardous materials and the ERG guidance. This report examines (1) what emergency response information is carried on trains by selected railroads transporting hazardous materials and how responders use it, and (2) how selected railroads' supplemental emergency response information compares to information in the ERG. GAO reviewed the ERG and other relevant literature and met with DOT and NTSB officials, among others. GAO interviewed all 7 larger Class I railroads and 11 smaller Class II and III railroads that carried hazardous materials in 2015. GAO compared the supplemental emergency response information with ERG information for 72 frequently shipped hazardous materials from a nonprobability sample of train documents provided by 10 of the 18 selected railroads
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GPO
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federal national government publication
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Hazardous substances
  • Railroad accidents
  • Railroads
  • Hazardous substances
  • Railroad accidents
  • Railroads
  • United States
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Hazardous materials rail shipments, a review of emergency response information in selected train documents : report to congressional committees
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Publication
Note
  • "December 2016."
  • "GAO-17-130."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 31 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)965202098
  • (OCoLC)ocn965202098
Label
Hazardous materials rail shipments, a review of emergency response information in selected train documents : report to congressional committees
Publication
Note
  • "December 2016."
  • "GAO-17-130."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 31 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965202098
  • (OCoLC)ocn965202098

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