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Transportation: Spotlight on the Rails

1:41 PM MST | January 14, 2008 | Esther D’Amico

Transporting chemicals safely and securely, particularly by rail, in North America is expected to remain under the public spotlight this year. There have been several major rail accidents in the last few years involving chemical spills and evacuations, some of which have raised concerns about the safety of the overall chemical industry. But the threat of terrorism involving hazardous material shipments also continues to dog the industry, and several public interest groups and lawmakers are calling for tougher rules. “As you look at the overall state of...

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