Recurrent hazmat training could quell community concerns
According to a 2003 report from the Energy Information Administration, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to become a more prevalent source of clean energy in the U.S. and worldwide in the coming years. As a result, cross-country and international transit of this product is expected to increase.
Depsite the fact that LNG is easy to transport and more environmentally friendly than diesel, it will burn in concentrations between 5 and 15 percent when exposed to air, according to NaturalGas.org. Consequently, some civilians are raising concerns about the dangers associated with the distribution of the fuel source.
For instance, some residents of Savannah, Georgia recently formed a grassroots organization called Safe Secure Savannah, the Savannah Morning News reports. The city lies along a proposed trucking route, along which approximately 58 loads of LNG would hauled each day.
In letters to local and federal legislators, members of the group have raised fears of terrorists attacks and accidents along the path. They have questioned the trucks' and the area's susceptibility to attack as well as the possibility and costs associated with prevention efforts, according to the news source.
Fleets that have completed online truck driver training courses on related subjects may be well-received by the communities through which they pass.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
According to a 2003 report from the Energy Information Administration, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to become a more prevalent source of clean energy in the U.S. and worldwide in the coming years.