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Expand the scope of DOT regulatory coverage to
include chlorine railcar unloading operations.
Ensure the regulations specifically require
remotely operated emergency isolation devices
that will quickly isolate a leak in any of the
flexible hoses (or piping components) used to
unload a chlorine railcar. The shutdown system
must be capable of stopping a chlorine release
from both the railcar and the facility chlorine
receiving equipment. Require the emergency
isolation system be periodically maintained and
operationally tested to ensure it will function in
the event of an unloading system chlorine leak.
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