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NPR's Fresh Air Looks at Rail Safety

posted Feb 25, 2015, 4:05 PM by Steve Taffee
Increasing rail shipments of crude oil (up some 4000% since 2008) and several devastating derailments and explosions in the U.S. and Canada have led to increased scrutiny and concern for the safety of communities along rail lines across the country. NPR's Fresh Air radio show interviews Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Marcus Stern on these latest tragedies and what is being done to address them.

Among the scenarios that CERTs may need to content with in the MPFD is a hazardous waste spill or explosion related to railways in our area.