Search the Archive

In Depth (South Carolina Train Wreck) #776326

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 09, 2005
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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.

Brown, Campbell;
Savidge, Martin

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.