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Research a news article that covers one of the nine major hazard classes. Identify the hazard and explain how the hazard created the dangerous situation.

The nine major hazard classes as outlined by the U. S. Department of Transportation are:

1. Explosives
2. Gases including flammable, nonflammable, and toxic/poisonous
3. Flammable and Combustilbe Liquids
4. Flammable Solids
5. Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides
6. Poisons-liquids and solids
7. Radioactive Materials
8. Corrosives
9. Miscellaneous Material not otherwise classified

Gantt,. P. (2009) Hazardous Materials Regulations, Response & Site Operations. Cliffton Park, NY: Delmar.

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Research a news article that covers one of the nine major hazard classes. Identify the hazard and explain how the hazard created the dangerous situation:

The news article is "Hazard could be in the next lane, but highway chemical spills not common" by DINAH VOYLES PULVER, Retrieved on January, 23rd, 2012 from: http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/east-volusia/2012/01/22/hazard-could-be-in-next-lane-but-highway-chemical-spills-arent-common.html

The article describes the 29th December 2011 accident in which the hazard was methyl bromide. This is a colorless, odorless, noninflammable gas. This gas is used for fumigating soil. It is a potent pesticide. ...

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