Rail regulators target safety after derailment in early July

Sep 03, 2013 | 10:04 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  crude oil, oil shipments, Federal Railroad Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, American Petroleum Institute, American Association of Railroads, safety order, Cynthia Quarterman Joseph Szabo

CHICAGO — A U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) committee held an emergency meeting Aug. 29 to begin considering additional regulatory or other safety measures.

"As greater quantities of hazardous materials are transported by rail and other modes, the risks increase and we have to make sure our regulations are keeping pace with market and technology forces," Cynthia Quarterman, head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, said. "We have to work together to identify gaps, be willing to acknowledge them and close them."....

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