Video: Hazmat History (Vol. 1)
This video explores three historic hazardous materials incidents and shows how they (both directly and indirectly) contributed to the formation of rules and standards for safe hazardous materials transportation.
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In This Episode of Hazmat History...
New London School Explosion (1937)
Odorless natural gas leaked from a waste gas line into a school building, leading to an explosion that killed 294 students and two teachers.
Texas City Disaster (1947)
The SS Grandchamp explodes while being loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer and ammunition. Modern incidents that echo the Texas City disaster occurred in West, TX incident in 2013 and in 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon.
Roseville Rail Yard Incident (1973)
Nearly 7,000 bombs loaded on rail cars by the US military exploded in succession after heat from faulty breaks started a fire.
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