Railroads, Government Spar Over Chlorine Trains



According to this report, railroads, chemical makers and U.S. government regulators are battling to hammer out new policies on shipments of toxic chlorine gas.

Even as the federal government was proposing new safeguards to guard the public against gas leaks caused by accidents or terrorist attacks, the Union Pacific railroad was asking the government for authority to turn down such shipments and chemical makers sued in court to prevent it from imposing higher tariffs.

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