Western Kentucky University

HazWatch Project History

Hazardous Material Commodity Flow Studies – Current, Scheduled and Proposed

Louisville – Jefferson County, KY – Completed by August 31, 2013
Owensboro – Daviess County, KY – Completed by September 30, 2013
Henderson – Henderson County, KY – Completed by September 30, 2013
Mt. Sterling – Montgomery County, KY – Proposed for 2014
Morehead – Rowan County, KY – Proposed for 2014
Catlettsburg - Boyd County, KY – Proposed for 2014

 

Hazardous Material Commodity Flow Studies - Completed

 

Richmond - Madison County, Kentucky, August 2011

Abstract
This report presents the results of a Commodity Flow Analysis of Hazardous Materials for Interstate-75 (I-75) (North and South Bound lanes) conducted by Western Kentucky University in partnership with the Madison County (Kentucky) Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The only Kentucky County within the study area is Madison County as shown in Figure 1.1. The purpose of report is to give information on patterns of hazardous materials being transported along I-75 as observed from July 25th 2011 to August 5th 2011. A secondary purpose is to summarize incidents involving hazardous materials over the previous 6 years (January 2006 – June 2011). Finally, this report assesses survey information collected from fixed facilities that ship and receive hazardous materials in the I-75 highway. Commodity flow analysis is necessary in order for the LEPC to prepare for future hazardous material releases that may occur along this section of I-75. Data collected from this study will aid the emergency planning process for specific hazardous materials that were observed to frequent the study area during the study period.

Bowling Green - Warren County, Kentucky - July 2010

Abstract
This report presents the results of a Commodity Flow Analysis of Hazardous Materials for I-65 and the William H. Natcher Parkway conducted by Western Kentucky University in partnership with the Warren County (Kentucky) Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Kentucky counties within the study area include Warren, Simpson, Edmonson, Butler, Barren, and Hart. Figure 1.1 shows the sections of I-65 and Natcher Parkway in these Kentucky counties.

The purpose of our report is to give information on patterns of hazardous materials being transported along I-65 and Natcher Parkway as observed from May 24th 2010 to June 18th 2010. A secondary purpose is to summarize incidents involving hazardous materials over the previous ten years (January 2001-2009). Thirdly, this report assesses survey information collected from fixed facilities that ship and receive hazardous materials in the I-65 and Natcher Parkway corridors. Finally, the report provides a discussion of the results, an assessment of current trends, a comparison to commodity flow data from a previous study, and recommendations based on the results.

Commodity flow analysis is necessary in order for the LEPC to prepare for future hazardous material releases that may occur along this section of I-65 and Natcher Parkway. Data collected from this study will aid the emergency planning process for specific hazardous materials that were observed to frequent the study area during the study period.

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