Warren County, Kentucky Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Analysis, Final Report

Ritchie Taylor, Western Kentucky University
Vijay Golla, Western Kentucky University
Bob Myatt, Warren County LEPC
Shailesh Advani, Western Kentucky University
Pragati Gole, Western Kentucky University
Rasmi Nair, Western Kentucky University
Jacqueline Brown, Western Kentucky University
Nate Willis, Western Kentucky University
Ellen Barringer, Western Kentucky University

Funding Provided by: Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Frankfort Kentucky


This report presents the results of a Commodity Flow Analysis of Hazardous Materials for I-65 and the William H. Natcher Parkway conducted by Western Kentucky University in partnership with the Warren County (Kentucky) Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Kentucky counties within the study area include Warren, Simpson, Edmonson, Butler, Barren, and Hart. Figure 1.1 shows the sections of I-65 and Natcher Parkway in these Kentucky counties. The purpose of our report is to give information on patterns of hazardous materials being transported along I-65 and Natcher Parkway as observed from May 24th 2010 to June 18th 2010. A secondary purpose is to summarize incidents involving hazardous materials over the previous ten years (January 2001-2009). Thirdly, this report assesses survey information collected from fixed facilities that ship and receive hazardous materials in the I-65 and Natcher Parkway corridors. Finally, the report provides a discussion of the results, an assessment of current trends, a comparison to commodity flow data from a previous study, and recommendations based on the results. Commodity flow analysis is necessary in order for the LEPC to prepare for future hazardous material releases that may occur along this section of I-65 and Natcher Parkway. Data collected from this study will aid the emergency planning process for specific hazardous materials that were observed to frequent the study area during the study period.