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Main Title Hazardous material spills : a documentation and analysis of historical data /
Author Buckley, Joseph L. ; Wiener., Stephen A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wiener, Stephen A.
CORP Author Factory Mutual Research Corp., Norwood, Mass.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/2-78/066; FMRC-22405; RC76-T-47; EPA-68-03-0317
Stock Number PB-281 090
Subjects Hazardous substances. ; Hazardous substances--Tables. ; Oil spills.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Water pollution ; Accident prevention ; Documentation ; Data analysis ; Sources ; Tables(Data) ; Hazardous materials spills
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-281 090 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 233 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The ultimate goal of this study was the prevention of hazardous material spills through application of research effort. The immediate objective was to provide guidance for the choice of research priorities for spill prevention through documentation and analysis of historical incidents involving hazardous material spills. Data were analyzed for the period January 1, 1971 through June 30, 1973. In excess of 15,000 incidents were examined, resulting in the documentation of approximately 10 percent as hazardous material spills. To allow comparison of spills of different materials, a hazard potential scheme was developed, incorporating toxicity and quantity spilled, to rank an incident on a hazard potential scale ranging from one to ten. A pragmatic approach to this problem was taken and the scheme developed is specific to the needs of this study rather than a general mechanism for comparing spills. Primary and secondary causes of hazardous material spills in various operational areas (In Transit, Loading-Unloading Areas, In Plant Storage, In Plant Processing) were identified. The data were treated to find the frequency and distribution of hazardous material spills by cause, operational area and hazard potential.
Prepared by Factory Mutual Research Corporation, under Contract no. 68-03-0317. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.