Toxic spills on the rails

Toxic spills on the rails

There are 1 comment on the The Post and Courier story from Sep 24, 2006, titled Toxic spills on the rails. In it, The Post and Courier reports that:

In January 2005, a Norfolk Southern Corp. freight train passing through Graniteville, near Aiken, crashed into another train parked on a railroad spur, piercing a tanker car filled with chlorine.

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SpikeR

Pleasanton, CA

#1 Sep 29, 2006
The FRA is right. The Graniteville disaster was not caused by the existance of toxic inhallation hazards on the railroad, or the manner of package (the tankcar) it was transported in. It was caused by poor management of the railroad. Interesting the 911 operators and the Graniteville fire department had no idea of how to respond to a chlorine emergency. This suggests the railroad didn't do it's job in communicating with the local town authorities in advance of the accident.

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