TABLE 79 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents by Mode: 1991-2001

TABLE 79 Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents by Mode: 1991-2001

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Air 299 414 622 931 817 919 1,029 1,386 1,584 1,420 1,080
Highway 7,644 7,843 11,095 14,011 12,868 11,962 11,864 13,110 15,004 15,126 15,807
Rail 1,155 1,128 1,113 1,157 1,155 1,112 1,103 989 1,074 1,059 896
Water 12 8 8 6 12 6 5 14 8 17 5
Total 9,110 9,393 12,838 16,105 14,852 13,999 14,001 15,499 17,670 17,622 17,788

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Hazardous Materials Information System database, available at http://hazmat.dot.gov/files/hazmat/10year/10yearfrm.htm, as of January 2003.