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... 7 S e c t i o n 1 Hazardous materials are used as commodity chemicals in numerous manufacturing applications, specialty chemicals for pharmaceutical production and water purification, and in myriad other applications such as powering motor vehicles, heating homes and businesses, and cooking. Hazardous materials are transported from points of production to points of consumption via all modes, including pipelines, railways, waterways, and even, in small amounts, via airways.

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