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Main Title Rail Transport of Solid Wastes.
CORP Author American Public Works Association,Chicago, Ill.
Year Published 1973
Report Number PHS-EC-00073; 22d,; 530-73-010
Stock Number PB-222 709
Additional Subjects ( Solid waste disposal ; Rail transportation) ; Feasibility ; Cost estimates ; Compacting ; Bailing ; Shredding ; Materials handling ; Hauling ; Railroad cars ; Earth fills ; Strip mining ; Sanitary landfills
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 709 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 153p
The report documents results of a preliminary study to determine the technical-economic feasibility of hauling solid wastes by rail from urban areas to remote disposal sites. The rationale for a rail-haul system is discussed and various elements of the system, or factors influencing the practicality of rail-haul, are examined. These include: transfer stations and related refuse handling and compaction equipment; the position of railways in freight transport in the United States; suitability of various types of rolling stock for hauling refuse and other solid wastes; train configuration; and estimated costs. Consideration is given to implications of the rail-haul concept for operation of disposal sites, including use of strip-mine areas. Organizational, financial, and legal bases for transporting solid wastes by rail are outlined. The report includes numerous tables, diagrams, and maps.