Train Derailments and Hazardous Cargoes

The subcommittee heard testimony from rail industry, administration officials, environmental groups and concerned citizens on the issue of… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony from rail industry, administration officials, environmental groups and concerned citizens on the issue of train derailments and their potentially harmful effects on the environment. Witnesses in the hearing testified on regulations of the rail industry concerning hazardous cargoes, and on the July derailment of a train near Dunsmuir, California, in which released hazardous chemicals eliminated all life in the Sacramento River for several miles downstream from the derailments. The hearing also sought to determine the cause for cancellation of an investigation into Southern Pacific trains, one of which was involved in the July derailment, by the Federal Railroad Administration. close

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  • Girady Cothen Staff Member Federal Railroad Administration
  • Edward English Director Federal Railroad Administration->Safety Enforcement
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Train Derailments and Hazardous Cargoes

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21811-1
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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 3, 1991
Last Aired:
Oct 5, 1991

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  • Oct 03, 1991 | 8:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 05, 1991 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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