Madison County, Kentucky, Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Analysis, Final Report, August 2011

Vijay Golla, Western Kentucky University
Ritchie D. Taylor, Western Kentucky University
Aditya Stanam
Prachi Chavan
Connie Ellis
Western Kentucky University College of Health and Human Services, Dept. of Public Health
Bryan Makinen
Carl Richards
Madison County Local Emergency Planning Committee

This project was completed by

Western Kentucky University in partnership with Madison County Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Funding for this Project Provided by:

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Frankfort, Kentucky


This report presents the results of a Commodity Flow Analysis of Hazardous Materials for Interstate-75 (I-75) (North and South Bound lanes) conducted by Western Kentucky University in partnership with the Madison County (Kentucky) Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The only Kentucky County within the study area is Madison County as shown in Figure 1.1. The purpose of report is to give information on patterns of hazardous materials being transported along I-75 as observed from July 25th 2011 to August 5th 2011. A secondary purpose is to summarize incidents involving hazardous materials over the previous 6 years (January 2006 – June 2011). Finally, this report assesses survey information collected from fixed facilities that ship and receive hazardous materials in the I-75 highway. 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-75. 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.