Historical Hazmat Case Studies

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The Hazmat Fusion Center includes case studies on historical incidents that offer responders an opportunity to learn from the past and apply those lessons learned to future incidents for a more successful outcome.

Case studies include:

  • 1986: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) freight train derailment
  • 1973: While contents were being off-loaded, a leaking Droxol Propane storage tank connection sparks ignition
  • 1947: As longshoremen descended into the hold to load the remainder of a consignment of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, fire between a ship's hull and the cargo holds is discovered
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