NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 09, 2005
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: Martin Savidge) The possibility of a terrorist attack on chemicals being transported by rail examined in light of the train wreck in South Carolina that released toxic chlorine gas; scenes shown from Graniteville, where a freight train ran into parked cars on a siding on Thursday; details given about the extent of rail car transport of dangerous chemicals. [Resident Janet HARKINSON- describes what happened with the gas cloud.] [NTSB Debbie HERSMAN- describes the switching problem.] [Terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY- calls the freight cars individual weapons of mass destruction.] Last March's train bombings in Spain recalled. Statement from the Department of Homeland Security about reducing vulnerabilities quoted.
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