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ACC, PPG Seek Relief From Railroad Operators' TIH Measures

2:15 PM MDT | April 25, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Three industry trade groups and PPG Industries have asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB; Washington) for injunctive relief from safety protocols being implemented by RailAmerica (Jacksonville, FL) and its subsidiary Alabama Gulf Coast Railway for shipments of toxic by inhalation (TIH) and poisonous by inhalation (PIH) chemicals. According to the motion, the RailAmerica TIH/PIH standard operating procedure, which includes a five-day inbound application process as well as special inspections, fewer cars, and 10 mph limit for trains transporting TIH...

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