Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2009 and 2010

Table 2-20: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2009 and 2010

(Not including pipelines or bulk, nonpackaged water incidents)

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State 2009 2010
Mode Total Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water2 Highway Rail Air Water2
Alabama (R) 106 21 2 0 (R) 129 149 27 3 1 180
Alaska 3 0 132 46 181 1 0 101 19 121
Arizona (R) 211 7 13 0 (R) 231 220 4 15 0 239
Arkansas (R) 140 7 6 0 (R) 153 158 6 5 0 169
California (R) 1,229 (R) 92 94 4 (R) 1,419 1,085 111 101 1 1,298
Colorado (R) 370 (R) 13 6 0 (R) 389 357 13 4 0 374
Connecticut (R) 214 1 (R) 8 0 (R) 223 159 1 1 0 161
Delaware 8 2 0 0 10 12 1 0 0 13
District of Columbia 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 3
Florida (R) 510 13 (R) 55 (R) 7 (R) 585 476 14 38 36 564
Georgia (R) 380 18 (R) 19 0 (R) 417 376 29 16 1 422
Hawaii 3 0 10 4 17 2 0 10 4 16
Idaho (R) 34 6 2 0 (R) 42 45 4 2 0 51
Illinois (R) 1,080 (R) 43 41 0 (R) 1,164 1,099 63 45 0 1,207
Indiana (R) 334 11 22 0 (R) 367 324 15 54 0 393
Iowa 133 6 3 0 142 120 3 4 0 127
Kansas (R) 305 9 8 0 (R) 322 265 9 5 0 279
Kentucky (R) 195 9 (R) 230 0 (R) 434 180 16 245 0 441
Louisiana (R) 172 42 1 1 (R) 216 215 44 3 1 263
Maine (R) 32 1 3 0 (R) 36 36 2 0 0 38
Maryland (R) 329 7 4 0 (R) 340 268 8 3 1 280
Massachusetts (R) 265 2 31 0 (R) 298 228 4 17 0 249
Michigan (R) 258 (R) 13 44 0 (R) 315 246 10 41 0 297
Minnesota (R) 210 (R) 5 11 0 (R) 226 249 5 14 0 268
Mississippi (R) 101 8 0 0 (R) 109 107 7 2 0 116
Missouri (R) 249 11 14 0 (R) 274 242 14 8 0 264
Montana (R) 50 4 0 0 (R) 54 47 5 2 0 54
Nebraska (R) 44 12 1 0 (R) 57 45 9 1 0 55
Nevada (R) 75 6 7 0 (R) 88 90 7 4 0 101
New Hampshire 23 0 7 0 30 30 0 3 0 33
New Jersey 284 8 (R) 30 (R) 4 (R) 326 297 16 27 2 342
New Mexico 54 4 2 0 60 49 9 1 0 59
New York (R) 440 6 22 2 (R) 470 429 9 38 1 477
North Carolina (R) 391 8 19 0 (R) 418 420 13 11 2 446
North Dakota (R) 17 1 0 0 (R) 18 27 4 2 0 33
Ohio (R) 797 (R) 36 55 0 (R) 888 810 30 20 0 860
Oklahoma (R) 162 4 (R) 5 0 (R) 171 138 6 5 0 149
Oregon (R) 242 14 13 0 (R) 269 228 16 14 0 258
Pennsylvania (R) 738 17 (R) 33 0 (R) 788 695 22 33 0 750
Rhode Island (R) 35 0 (R) 3 0 (R) 38 35 0 1 0 36
South Carolina (R) 131 4 7 0 (R) 142 149 13 10 0 172
South Dakota 18 0 1 0 19 24 0 1 0 25
Tennessee (R) 457 21 223 0 (R) 701 495 25 226 0 746
Texas (R) 985 104 (R) 61 (R) 7 (R) 1,157 1,023 100 58 10 1,191
Utah (R) 194 8 11 0 (R) 213 259 3 9 0 271
Vermont 12 0 1 0 13 12 0 1 0 13
Virginia (R) 186 12 4 0 (R) 202 199 10 5 3 217
Washington (R) 198 14 20 9 (R) 241 189 14 16 12 231
West Virginia 38 4 2 0 44 41 10 1 0 52
Wisconsin (R) 257 5 12 0 (R) 274 242 15 13 0 270
Wyoming (R) 14 3 2 0 (R) 19 17 3 0 0 20
United States, total1 (R) 12,716 (R) 642 (R) 1,300 (R) 84 (R) 14,742 12,612 749 1,239 94 14,694

1 Total excludes Incidents occurring in a U.S. territory or foreign country.

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

KEY: R = revised.

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, Hazmat Intelligence Portal, Yearly Indicent Summary Reports, Incidents by State and Mode, available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/data-stats/incidents as of Jun. 22, 2011.