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Transportation: Nowhere to Go

1:38 PM MDT | January 17, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

Tank cars hauling chlorine and anhydrous ammonia are at the top of the most-wanted list of chemicals that several groups aim to see rerouted away from major cities, replaced with less hazardous materials, and/or taken off the rails and highways. At issue is the risk that tank cars hauling such hazmats, categorized as toxic by inhalation (TIH) chemicals, will leak or spill their toxic contents if breached by an accident or terrorist attack. Both railroads and trucking firms say they have greatly enhanced security and invested heavily in making improvements...

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