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Assessing The Releases And Costs Associated With Truck Transport Of Hazardous Wastes, Final Report.

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This report estimates the releases from and costs of the truck transport of hazardous waste. The report contains these estimates for bulk and container shipments. This study is a component of a larger analysis of hazardous waste management, EPA's "RCRA Risk-Cost Analysis Model." Transport releases are presented as the sum of (1) the expected fraction released enroute (ranging from 10 -8 to 10-6 per mile) and (2) the expected fraction released at terminal points (ranging from 10-6 to 10-3 per shipment). The report estimates, using a cost formula, average costs of $4 to $5 per mile, depending on the type of transport. To make these estimates, we reviewed existing studies and evaluated state and national data on accident rates, quantities released in accidents, distance of shipments, numbers of shipments, quantities shipped, and component costs.

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S.84.3 A
EPA Office:
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
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No suboffice specified
Office Division:
Office of Solid Waste
EPA Author:
Haymore, Curtis; Sheehan, Arline; Males, Eric
Document Type:
Cost Analysis
ICF Incorporated; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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