Hazardous materials logistics: An annotated bibliography

  • Vedat Verter
  • Erhan Erkut
Part of the Economics, Energy and Environment book series (ECGY, volume 5)


Hazardous materials can be extremely harmful to the environment and to human health, since exposure to their toxic chemical ingredients may lead to injury or death. These dangerous goods are used in processes in a variety of manufacturing and power plants, and also are generated as a by-product of industrial activity. They include explosives, gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizing substances, poisonous and infectious substances, radioactive materials, corrosive substances, and hazardous wastes. Hazardous materials require special treatment to render them harmless or less dangerous. Nevertheless, accidents during their transportation, use, and disposal can still result in undesirable consequences. Furthermore, people living near a facility dealing with hazardous materials might suffer from emissions when necessary controls are not implemented, and they may also experience a loss in their property values. Clearly, the management of hazardous materials constitutes an important problem for industries. Governments are also involved in hazardous materials management through the use of legislation and regulations, as well as taxes and economic incentives, to secure public and environmental safety.


Hazardous Waste Nuclear Waste Hazardous Material Transportation Research Record Dangerous Good 
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Descriptive papers on hazardous materials logistics

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vedat Verter
    • 1
  • Erhan Erkut
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of BusinessUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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