Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2006

Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2006

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama 217 24 2 0 243
Alaska 3 0 21 24 48
Arizona 346 12 14 0 372
Arkansas 198 7 7 7 219
California 1,676 70 86 1 1,833
Colorado 411 8 16 0 435
Connecticut 246 1 8 0 255
Delaware 15 2 2 0 19
District of Columbia 9 0 0 0 9
Florida 703 11 41 8 763
Georgia 496 15 22 0 533
Hawaii 7 0 4 0 11
Idaho 57 7 3 0 67
Illinois 1,351 58 45 0 1,454
Indiana 481 13 12 0 506
Iowa 176 5 12 0 193
Kansas 456 20 5 0 481
Kentucky 207 12 147 0 366
Louisiana 189 53 3 0 245
Maine 43 2 1 0 46
Maryland 313 17 12 0 342
Massachusetts 286 8 8 0 302
Michigan 316 11 30 0 357
Minnesota 376 5 16 0 397
Mississippi 132 10 0 0 142
Missouri 370 17 14 0 401
Montana 63 2 4 0 69
Nebraska 66 7 1 0 74
Nevada 155 8 10 0 173
New Hampshire 22 0 4 0 26
New Jersey 436 12 28 2 478
New Mexico 68 4 2 0 74
New York 518 8 29 1 556
North Carolina 477 14 14 0 505
North Dakota 29 1 2 0 32
Ohio 1,346 33 1,293 0 2,672
Oklahoma 204 6 2 0 212
Oregon 312 8 11 0 331
Pennsylvania 967 17 28 0 1,012
Rhode Island 55 0 3 0 58
South Carolina 181 9 6 1 197
South Dakota 26 0 2 0 28
Tennessee 541 26 299 0 866
Texas 1,381 100 54 3 1,538
Utah 294 15 12 0 321
Vermont 18 0 1 0 19
Virginia 178 15 9 0 202
Washington 309 17 19 17 362
West Virginia 55 6 1 0 62
Wisconsin 331 6 13 0 350
Wyoming 25 2 2 0 29
United States, total1 17,143 704 2,387 68 20,302

1 Total includes incidents for which the state is unreported and excludes incidents occurring in a U.S. territory or foreign country.

2 Includes only packaged shipments (i.e., nonbulk shipments).

NOTES: Hazardous materials incident data are subject to revision and correction by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.

Hazardous materials transportation incidents required to be reported are defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 49 CFR Part 171.15, 171.16 (Form F 5800.1). Incident means any of the following events: (1) a fatality or major injury caused by the release of a hazardous material; (2) the evacuation of 25 or more persons as a result of release of a hazardous material or exposure to fire; (3) a release or exposure to fire which results in the closure of a major transportation artery; (4) the alteration of an aircraft flight plan or operation; (5) the release of radioactive materials from Type B packaging; (6) the release of over 11.9 gallons or 88.2 pounds of a severe marine pollutant; or (7) the release of a bulk quantity (over 119 gallons or 882 pounds) of a hazardous material.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, 2006 Hazardous Materials Incident Data, Incident by State, Washington, DC: 2007, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/ as of Jan. 29, 2008.