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

Train Derailments and Hazardous Cargoes 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
  • Jay Feldman Co-Founder and Director Beyond Pesticides
  • Penelope Fennel-Crisp Administrator Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tim Fields Administrator Environmental Protection Agency
  • Linda J. Fisher Assistant Administrator Environmental Protection Agency->Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances
  • Lynn R. Goldman M.D. Representative California->Health Services
  • Judy Lamson Representative California->Public Utilities Commission
  • S. Mark Lindsey Chief Counsel Federal Railroad Administration
  • D.M. Mohan Representative Southern Pacific Transportation Company
  • Kristi Osborn Member Concerned Citizens of Dunsmuir, CA
  • H.T. Paton Staff Member Federal Railroad Administration
  • Larry Phipps Representative Southern Pacific Transportation Company
  • Melvin Reuber Member Beyond Pesticides
  • Jack Rich Representative California->Public Utilities Commission
  • Alan Roberts Staff Member Department of Transportation->Hazardous Materials Safety
  • Howard Sarasohn Administrator California->Fish and Game
  • Don Snow Representative Southern Pacific Transportation Company
  • Mike Synar U.S. Representative [D] Oklahoma
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Train Derailments and Hazardous Cargoes

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Program ID:
21811-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 03, 1991 | 8:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 05, 1991 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

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