Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2008 and 2009

Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2008 and 2009

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State 2008 2009
Mode Total Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2 Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama 130 17 4 0 151 105 21 2 0 128
Alaska 3 0 59 19 81 3 0 132 46 181
Arizona 304 9 20 0 333 207 7 13 0 227
Arkansas 174 5 2 3 184 138 7 6 0 151
California 1,379 108 96 16 1,599 1,217 91 94 4 1,406
Colorado 387 5 7 0 399 364 12 6 0 382
Connecticut 209 1 7 0 217 210 1 9 0 220
Delaware 13 0 0 0 13 8 2 0 0 10
District of Columbia 6 0 1 0 7 3 0 0 0 3
Florida 551 12 39 2 604 507 13 53 6 579
Georgia 432 15 16 4 467 379 18 18 0 415
Hawaii 0 0 14 6 20 3 0 10 4 17
Idaho 59 8 2 0 69 32 6 2 0 40
Illinois 1,040 66 34 0 1,140 1,075 42 41 0 1,158
Indiana 374 11 13 0 398 333 11 22 0 366
Iowa 119 12 8 0 139 133 6 3 0 142
Kansas 322 7 8 0 337 299 9 8 0 316
Kentucky 225 18 133 0 376 189 9 228 0 426
Louisiana 184 48 3 1 236 167 42 1 1 211
Maine 50 2 1 0 53 31 1 3 0 35
Maryland 305 13 7 0 325 320 7 4 0 331
Massachusetts 291 7 18 0 316 261 2 31 0 294
Michigan 277 14 16 3 310 255 12 44 0 311
Minnesota 274 8 11 0 293 208 4 11 0 223
Mississippi 130 15 2 0 147 95 8 0 0 103
Missouri 283 13 9 0 305 246 11 14 0 271
Montana 55 3 1 0 59 48 4 0 0 52
Nebraska 53 25 1 0 79 43 12 1 0 56
Nevada 127 13 2 0 142 74 6 7 0 87
New Hampshire 20 0 2 0 22 23 0 7 0 30
New Jersey 328 12 38 7 385 284 8 29 3 324
New Mexico 59 4 3 0 66 54 4 2 0 60
New York 507 8 25 6 546 429 6 22 2 459
North Carolina 431 20 16 0 467 388 8 19 0 415
North Dakota 34 4 1 0 39 16 1 0 0 17
Ohio 1,029 27 223 2 1,281 794 35 55 0 884
Oklahoma 203 10 7 0 220 157 4 4 0 165
Oregon 290 8 11 0 309 241 14 13 0 268
Pennsylvania 868 29 30 0 927 735 17 31 0 783
Rhode Island 60 0 4 0 64 34 0 2 0 36
South Carolina 156 11 1 1 169 130 4 7 0 141
South Dakota 22 2 3 0 27 18 0 1 0 19
Tennessee 579 35 222 0 836 456 21 223 0 700
Texas 1,308 80 62 5 1,455 979 104 60 5 1,148
Utah 259 6 9 0 274 190 8 11 0 209
Vermont 16 0 4 0 20 12 0 1 0 13
Virginia 204 18 6 0 228 182 12 4 0 198
Washington 287 9 13 18 327 195 14 20 9 238
West Virginia 44 1 0 0 45 38 4 2 0 44
Wisconsin 273 10 10 0 293 256 5 12 0 273
Wyoming 22 0 1 0 23 13 3 2 0 18
United States, total1 14,762 749 1,233 98 16,842 12,580 636 1,298 85 14,599

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, Hazardous Materials Incident Data, Incident by State (Washington, DC: Annual issues), available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats/incidents as of Apr. 12, 2010.