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U.S. hazmat inspections need improvement
Last updated: 11 December 2017

published: 26 NOV 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The FAA needs to do a better job monitoring and inspecting hazardous materials shipped aboard airlines, according to a report by the Transportation Department's inspector general. It criticized the agency for reviewing paperwork to make sure shippers and air carriers are properly declaring hazardous materials, without conducting covert tests to make sure airlines are handling them properly. The report said the FAA also takes too long to enforce hazardous materials cases. (DoT, OIG)

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