Modern Marvels

Dangerous Cargo

Season 10, Ep 24, Aired 6/25/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Toxic traffic is everywhere! An average of 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials hit our highways and railways daily. From Wild West wooden crates filled with explosives to HAZMAT containers of nuclear waste, we shadow dangerous cargo. We ride shotgun on a hazardous material shipment that's tracked by satellites; hunt down the hush-hush "ghost fleet"--trucks carrying classified government materials; and board a Con-Air flight moving another kind of nasty stuff--dangerous felons!

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Cambou

  • Craig Constantine

  • Emily Lau

  • Paul Dzilvelis

  • Jason Steinberg

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Narrator: It’s exclusive, corrosive, toxic, infections, radioactive and just plain nasty. No one wants this stuff in their back yard, but to get to anywhere else, it’s gotta go down your street. Climb inside the cabs of the hazmat haulers and into the hot zone of a spill, take a seat on the real con-air. From remote controlled big rigs to containers that can really take a beating, now: Dangerous Cargo, on Modern Marvels.

    Notes (2)

    • Thomas I. Moses President, Spill Center Alan Roberts President, Dangerous Goods Advisory Council Jim Riccio Legislative Director, Nuclear Campaign, Greenpeace Charles Potter Hazmat Drive, Tri-State Motor Transit Co. Marc Sands Vice President & Division Counsel, QUALCOMM Wireless Chris Wolfe President, QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions Ro Keelin Terminal Manager, Tri-State Motor Transit Co. Mark Aldrich Professor of Economics, Smith College John Vincent Managing Director, Nuclear Energy Institute Kenneth L. Pekarek Director, JPATS, U.S. Marshals Service Scott C. Rolstad Chief of Operations, JPATS, U.S. Marshals Service Jeff Kelly Aviation Enforcement Officer, U.S. Marshals Service Jason Wilder Aviation Enforcement Officer, U.S. Marshals Service David Lange Captain, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Tim Butters Managing Directors, Chemtrec Michael Murphy Senior Emergency Services Specialist, Chemtrec Rick Hind Legislative Director, Greenpeace Larry M. Cuffee Hazmat Tech, Fairfax Country Fire & Rescue Department

    • Executive Producer: Don Cambou Writer: Craig Constantine Producer: Craig Constantine Associate Producer: Emily Lau Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis Narrator: Max Raphael Editor: Jason Steinberg Producer: Bruce Nash Creator: Bruce Nash Music: Alan Ett Production Manager: Kathlene Exner Post Production Manager: Gary Reid Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core Director of Research: Hildie Katibah Production Auditor: Dani Eslin Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner Assistant Production Accountant: Dennis Luciani Production Coordinator: James Wiser Production Assistant: David Falciani Assistant Editor: Eric Sievering Post Production Coordinator: Danny Kim Post Production Assistant: Laura Steinhoff Researcher/Voice over Coordinator: Beata Genin Camera: Brandon Green Camera: Peter Krajewski Camera: David Potasznik Camera: Steve Skinner Camera: Doug Weisman Field Audio: Don Grissom Field Audio: Andrew Jablon Field Audio: Art Jaso Field Audio: Mary Patrick Field Audio: Ted Topi Online Editor: Bruce Ochmanek Sound Mixer: Paul Ray Animation: Glenn Takakjian Footage Consultant: Ted Troll Special Thanks: American Chemistry Council Marianne Babal David Bennett Jennifer Briscoe John Corsiglia Laura Cressa Dangerous Goods Advisory Council Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Dept. Walter Gray Carol Gregory Clifford Harvison John Lovett Melanie Lyons Najmedin Meshkati Tom Moses National Tank Truck Carriers Tri-State Motor Transit Co. David Turk John Vincent Bruce Winslow Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

    Trivia (5)

    • In the critical hours after the September 11th terrorist attacks, JPATS was one of the very few air services allowed to fly - aside from military aircraft.

    • Nuclear power plants produce nearly 800 billion kilowatts per year - or enough electricity for 75 million homes.

    • A collision occurs between a train and a car or truck every 90 minutes in the U.S.

    • The cost of satellite tracking equipment is about $2,000 per truck, plus $50 a month.

    • The note "WILL KILL LEOS" in a prisoner's file means "Will kill Law Enforcement Officers".

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