Latest Graniteville, South Carolina train disaster Stories

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.

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.

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