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CSB follow-up letter to DOT regarding emergency shutdown systems for chlorine railcars

CSB releases follow-up letter to DOT regarding emergency shutdown systems for chlorine rail-cars

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Jun 14, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Issues Safety Bulletin on Dangers of a Major Chlorine Release During Railcar Unloading; Agency Calls on U.S. Department of Transportation to Expand Regulatory Coverage to Require Emergency Shutdown Systems

Washington, DC, June 14, 2007 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a safety bulletin warning that some chlorine railcar transfer systems lack effective detection and emergency shutdown devices, leaving the public vulnerable to potential large-scale toxic releases.

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