DOT Floats Safety Regs For Railcars Transporting Toxins

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT) -- Federal transportation regulators on Wednesday proposed new safety requirements for train cars carrying hazardous materials, responding to petitions requesting rail tank security enhancements in the wake of a crash and explosion in Quebec earlier this summer that killed more than 45 people.

The advanced notice of proposed rulemaking issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration includes tougher puncture resistance systems and top fittings protection to better guard against spills and calls for public input on whether the measures appropriately address...
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