Comparing risks of transporting chemicals by highway and rail: a case study

Alain Lucien Kornhauser, Dexter J. Pasternak, Mary Anne Sontag

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Abstract

The risks of moving chemicals by rail and highway are compared using a distribution risk decision support tool. Described are the problems faced by those who must evaluate how hazardous materials are to be transported, what attributes are needed in a decision support tool that quantifies the risk along competing routes, and how these results are used to select a mode and a route. This is achieved through the presentation of a case study involving the movement of anhydrous ammonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransportation Research Record
PublisherNational Research Council
Pages36-40
Number of pages5
Edition1430
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kornhauser, A. L., Pasternak, D. J., & Sontag, M. A. (1994). Comparing risks of transporting chemicals by highway and rail: a case study. In Transportation Research Record (1430 ed., pp. 36-40). National Research Council.