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NTSB recommends new safety measures following tank car chlorine incident

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/15/2019) The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday issued five safety recommendations following its investigation of an August 2016 chlorine release from a ruptured tank car near New Martinsville, West Virginia. Eight people were injured in connection with the accident, in which 178,000 pounds of liquefied compressed chlorine was released over two-and-a-half hours after a…

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NTSB not investigating transportation accidents due to government shutdown

(Source:, January 22, 2019)  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There are 83 accidents around the country where a federal investigation is being delayed due to the partial government shutdown. Because most of its staff is furloughed, the National Transportation Safety Board is not beginning new investigations and is not updating cases that were already underway. Full…

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