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Web Date: June 14, 2006

Railroads Ask Congress To Limit Financial Risk

Chemical industry opposes liability cap for rail shipment of hazardous materials
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

Declaring that the existing environment for transporting hazardous materials is "untenable," the nation's railroads are asking Congress to either provide the industry with liability limits or eliminate its federal mandate to carry chlorine, ammonia, and other toxic substances.

"The railroad industry cannot continue to transport highly hazardous material under the conditions that currently exist," Association of American Railroads (AAR) President Edward R. Hamberger told the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Railroads Subcommittee on June . . .

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