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CSB Seeks to Boost Chlorine Transfer Safety

11:28 AM MDT | June 27, 2007 | Kate Phillips

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) is urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to require that facilities install remotely operated emergency devices that will quickly isolate a leak in flexible hoses or piping components used to unload railcars carrying chlorine. CSB has issued a safety bulletin stating that some sites where railcars unload chlorine lack effective detection and emergency shutdown devices, which may potentially cause large-scale toxic releases, the agency says. DOT hazardous materials regulations...

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