Modern Marvels

Season 10 Episode 24

Dangerous Cargo

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 25, 2003 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • 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".

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions