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2010-03-08 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Railway Company has agreed to pay a $4 million penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and hazardous materials laws for a 2005 chlorine spill in Graniteville, S.C., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under the settlement filed in federal court in Columbia, S.C., Norfolk Southern will be required to pay a civil penalty of $3,967,500 for the alleged...

2009-01-06 17:45:00

A study on the aftereffects of a chlorine gas disaster in South Carolina provides insight into how to prepare for the gas's release, the authors said. The study researches the aftereffects of the 2005 accident near Graniteville, S.C., in which eight people died at the scene and at least 525 people were treated in emergency rooms and 71 were hospitalized. The authors said the report provides major cities insight into what to expect and how to prepare emergency response systems for an...

2005-11-29 19:04:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Freight railroads should locate tankers hauling toxic chemicals toward the rear of trains or take other steps to minimize the crash impact in a derailment, U.S. transportation safety investigators said on Tuesday. The recommendation to regulators came as the National Transportation Safety Board blamed rail workers for an improperly aligned track switch that led to the deadly collision of two freight trains last January in South Carolina. The crash punctured a...


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