Modern Marvels. More Dangerous Cargo

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  • Dangerous cargo comes in all shapes and sizes. Transportation of these potentially deadly loads is one of the most meticulously thought-out procedures in the world of shipping. Special trucks and containers are as vital for the movement of dynamite as they are for the storage of hazardous chemical materials. On the road, this type of cargo is monitored by satellite tracking with a multitude of safety precautions built into the journey.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 19, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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  • Closed-captioned.


  • Explosives Transport (2:00) -- Explosives Transport Containers (2:26) -- Explosives Truck Drivers and Routes (3:08) -- Explosives Incinerator and Safety (2:04) -- Explosives Technology Research (2:26) -- Animal Welfare Act (2:03) -- Loading Wild Cargo (3:07) -- Species Survival Breeding Plan Program (3:25) -- Transporting FDG (2:33) -- Transportation Safety Act (2:13) -- Transporting Time Critical Radio Pharmaceuticals (3:57) -- World War Transport (2:12) -- Liberty and Victory Ships in World War II (3:44) -- Emergency Planning Law (2:12) -- Poison and Toxin Storage Technology (3:59) -- Chemical Storage Precautions (2:04) -- Credits: Modern Marvels: More Dangerous Cargo (0:30)
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