Items Tagged with 'Flammable liquids'

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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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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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PHMSA, industry reps testify to House on hazmat safety funding

Washington – Stakeholders from the hazmat transportation industry testified April 2 during a House Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee hearing on funding priorities for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's next hazmat safety programming reauthorization.
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Gasoline: Safe storage and handling

Gasoline and other flammable liquids should only be stored in approved containers based on specifications developed by the Department of Transportation, OSHA, the National Fire Protection Association and the American National Standards Institute.
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