Lawmakers, emergency managers seek rail hazmat plans*
Lawmakers, emergency managers and citizen safety advocates called on rail carriers to divulge more about their hazardous material accident response planning. "The US Department of transportation predicts quite accurately that there will be 10 catastrophic oil train explosions per year in the United States, and there have been six," Rep. Frank Hornstein, a Minneapolis Democrat and ranking minority member on the House Transportation Committee, told reporters.
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