Items Tagged with 'Flammable liquids'


Robert L. Sumwalt

NTSB roundtable focuses on rail tank car safety

Washington – The rail industry has no reason not to exceed a government-imposed deadline for key safety improvements to rail tank cars that transport flammable liquids, Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said July 13 during an NTSB roundtable discussion.
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Department of Transportation

DOT takes action on crude-by-rail safety

Washington – In an effort to improve safety for trains that carry crude oil and ethanol, the Department of Transportation has issued several targeted actions to the railroad industry regarding the transportation of Class 3 flammable liquids.
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FRA proposes rule to strengthen oil-by-rail safety

Washington – Federal officials are taking steps to prevent deadly incidents similar to one that occurred in 2013, when an unattended freight train shipping crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people.
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