Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2002

Table 2-19: Hazardous Materials Incidents by Mode: 2002

(Not including pipelines)

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State Mode Total
Highway Rail Air Water1
Alabama 173 14 3 0 190
Alaska 3 1 6 0 10
Arizona 177 18 8 0 203
Arkansas 168 10 0 0 178
California 949 120 50 0 1,119
Colorado 316 10 5 0 331
Connecticut 334 0 3 0 337
Delaware 28 1 0 0 29
District of Columbia 5 0 0 0 5
Florida 516 6 37 0 559
Georgia 380 20 8 0 408
Hawaii 1 0 3 2 6
Idaho 36 0 1 0 37
Illinois 1,242 69 13 0 1,324
Indiana 404 13 7 0 424
Iowa 124 13 0 0 137
Kansas 376 17 0 0 393
Kentucky 204 21 61 0 286
Louisiana 154 79 8 1 242
Maine 28 0 1 0 29
Maryland 280 8 6 0 294
Massachusetts 261 3 8 0 272
Michigan 239 22 10 0 271
Minnesota 232 11 2 0 245
Mississippi 155 8 1 0 164
Missouri 325 19 5 0 349
Montana 29 9 0 0 38
Nebraska 61 14 1 0 76
Nevada 52 1 3 0 56
New Hampshire 14 0 1 0 15
New Jersey 393 8 31 1 433
New Mexico 57 4 0 0 61
New York 412 18 8 0 438
North Carolina 623 17 11 0 651
North Dakota 21 5 0 0 26
Ohio 1,104 34 85 0 1,223
Oklahoma 128 8 0 0 136
Oregon 199 11 4 0 214
Pennsylvania 920 15 12 0 947
Rhode Island 27 1 1 0 29
South Carolina 144 17 6 0 167
South Dakota 12 0 0 0 12
Tennessee 593 31 244 0 868
Texas 1,043 125 37 2 1,207
Utah 154 23 2 0 179
Vermont 12 0 1 0 13
Virginia 147 7 4 0 158
Washington 147 21 7 0 175
West Virginia 63 3 1 0 67
Wisconsin 232 6 2 0 240
Wyoming 22 6 4 0 32
United States, total 13,719 867 711 6 15,303

1Includes only packaged shipments (i.e., nonbulk shipments).

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

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Hazmat Summary by State for Calendar Year 2002, and earlier years, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/ as of Sept. 5, 2003.