This report presents the results of a Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) commodity flow study for Henderson County, Kentucky. Study components were conducted by Western Kentucky University in partnership with Henderson County Emergency Management (HCEM) and Henderson County Local Planning Committee (LEPC). Location of Henderson County and the City of Henderson in Kentucky are shown in Figure 1.1. In addition, data from an Audubon Parkway placard survey, conducted in July of 2013 for Daviess County, were used in the analysis for this report. Hazardous materials transported through Henderson County were monitored at the following sites during the study period: U.S. Highway 41 (Hwy 41), North and Southbound lanes at Audubon State Park; CSX Railroad Bridge (CSX), North and Southbound lanes at Sunset Park near the Ohio River and Downtown Henderson; U.S. Highway 60 (Hwy 60), East and Westbound lanes at Henderson Community College; Kentucky Route 136/425 (KY 136/425), East and Northbound lanes respectively at Henderson Community College; Audubon Parkway (Aud Pkwy ), East and Westbound lanes at Second Overpass East of West of Owensboro. The purpose of this report is to present information on patterns of hazardous materials commodity flow along Hwy 41, Hwy 60, ST 136/425, Audubon Parkway, and the CSX railway, as observed during the period of May 28, 2013 to August 27, 2013. This report also summarizes incidents involving hazardous materials over the previous 11 years and 8 months, November 2001 to July 2013, in Henderson County. Finally, the study assessed survey information collected from fixed facilities that shipped and received hazardous materials in Henderson County.


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