Accidental Hazardous Material Releases with Human Impacts in the United States: Exploration of Geographical Distribution and Temporal Trends

JOEM – September 2010

National Response Center reports between 1990 and 2008 were reviewed to identify releases with fatalities, injuries and evacuations, correcting for data quality issues identified in previous studies.

Injuries from releases of chemicals at fixed facilities and natural gas from pipelines were found to have decreased whereas evacuations from petroleum releases at fixed facilities have increased.

Link: http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2010/09000/Accidental_Hazardous_Material_Releases_With_Human.11.aspx

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