Toxic Cargo; Crowded Inland Rails at Risk for Dangerous Chemical Spills

Number 22548
Subject Pollution
Source Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
State CA
Year 2005
Publication Date 11/20/05
Summary The investigation showed that Inland Southern California faces increasing risk of toxic spills from freight trains carrying chlorine, anhydrous ammonia and other deadly chemicals. The authors found a public unaware of the risk, local authorities unprepared and an industry with a questionable safety record.
Pages 58
Keywords chemical transportation;chemical spills;rail transportation;California;freight trains;public safety;FOIA
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