ABSTRACT

Rail Safety Efforts Miss Leading Cause of Fatalities [April 2, 2015]   [open pdf - 150KB]

"As it debates reauthorization of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008[…], Congress is focusing on steps to prevent train derailments and collisions. Such incidents often receive extensive publicity and cause harm to bystanders, such as the residents of Mount Carbon, WV, who were forced to evacuate after a train carrying crude oil derailed and burned on February 16, 2015."

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CRS Insight, IN10257
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2015-04-02
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Public Domain
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