Train derails in Gaston Co., hazmat crews on scene
The incident was reported just after 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of N. Main Street and 8th Avenue in Cramerton, emergency officials said.
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#1 Aug 31, 2012
HazMat Experts and Firefighters petition Dow Chemical and Union Pacific for safe rail tank cars transporting gas chlorine. Secondary containment is a necessary improvement that must be implemented. See-- PETITION C KIT for First Responders Comments.
#2 Nov 26, 2012
WARNING: FIRST RESPONDERS’ use of THE CHLORINE INSTITUTE “C” KIT may cause the catastrophic failure of a chlorine tank car, instantly creating a toxic gas plume with a distance of not less than seven miles. The first mile will have chlorine concentrations of 1,000 ppm, causing death after one or two breaths with no opportunity for escape. To learn more, see PETITION C KIT, click on “First Responder Warnings.”
#3 Nov 29, 2012
I can see the danger but the zombies around here would try to make a drug out of it.
#4 Dec 13, 2012
TOXIC TRAIN SAFETY - A First Responders Petition caused The Chlorine Institute to conduct a five-month study comparing the safety of secondary containment to the chlorine “C”-Kit for chlorine tank cars. The study proved secondary containment to be, by far, the safest technology for containing and preventing releases of chlorine gas. To see secondary containment - search “CHLORTANKER.”
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