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Bush Signs 9/11 Bill; HazMat Rail Safety, Security Reforms Included

1:03 PM MDT | August 8, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

President Bush signed a homeland security bill early this month that includes requirements for closer scrutiny of hazardous materials shipped by rail and sea. The long-debated legislation, which implements many of the recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission, requires the departments of Homeland Security and Transportation to consider safety and security risks of rail shipments. This could result in rerouting of those shipments away from densely populated areas. It also includes mandates to screen U.S.-bound cargo in foreign ports within five years, and to...

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