Video: Hazmat History (Vol. 1)

Posted on 10/21/2021 by Lion Technology Inc.

In our Hazmat History video series, Lion Technology explores the events, trends, and government actions that shaped the regulatory environment that shippers, carriers, and manufacturers operate in today.

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...

Hazmat History (Vol. 1) explores three major hazardous materials incidents that shaped US and international standards like the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and the IATA DGR

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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