The preemptive powers of the Federal Rail Safety Act are noted, and the implications of the proposed national emergency response fund are discussed. The need is noted of a preliminary study to identify the type and level of training that is needed by first responders in emergencies; this will determine the funds required for the purpose. Regional hazmat teams and training is advocated. Equipment improvements in the railroads have helped decrease the number of accidents. These improvements include double-shelf couplers, head shields, and rehabilitated tracks. Track improvements help avoid derailments.

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    Tower-Borner Publishing, Incorporated

    800 Roosevelt Road, Building E, Suite 408
    Glen Ellyn, IL  United States  60137
  • Authors:
    • Roy, K A
  • Publication Date: 1989-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 39-40
  • Serial:
    • Hazmat World
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Tower-Borner Publishing, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0898-5685

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00485158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1989 12:00AM