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Hazardous Material Transportation Policy and the Threat of Terrorist Attack   [open pdf - 209KB]

"This thesis analyzes the framework criteria constructed from policies followed by manufacturers, suppliers, and Department of Defense (DOD) on the transportation of hazardous material. Field interviews were conducted with base civilian and military personnel involved in the support of hazardous material operations. Overall policies on transportation of hazardous material do provide adequate security for naval bases but some inefficiency do exist. There is a lack of designated hazardous material transportation routes on base; hazardous material instructions lacks specifics on transporting hazardous material before it becomes waste; and gate security lacks procedures or systems for to check incoming carriers licenses for authorization to transport hazardous material. Recommendations include the establishment of hazardous material routes; incorporate specifics on transporting incoming hazardous material; establish communications with law enforcement systems to check carrier's licenses for authorization to transport hazardous material; and base security plans should incorporate exercises and training plans pertaining to possible terrorists attacks with hazardous material."

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2002-06
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Public Domain
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Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: http://www.nps.edu/Library/index.aspx
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