Table 1 - Hazardous Materials Shipments by Class and Tonnage: 1997

Table 1 - Hazardous Materials Shipments by Class and Tonnage: 1997

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Class Total tonnage (thousands)
Flammable liquids 1,264,281
Gases 115,021
Corrosive materials 91,564
Flammable solids 11,804
Oxidizers/organic peroxides 9,239
Poisons 6,366
Explosives 1,517
Radioactive materials 87
Miscellaneous dangerous goods 65,317
Total 1,565,196

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 1997 Economic Census, TransportationCommodity Flow Survey (Washington, DC: Apr. 20, 2000), table 6a.