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Railroads / Hazardous Cargo / South Carolina Crash #777440

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 16, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Graniteville, South Carolina: Martin Savidge) The aftermath of the train crash in Graniteville, South Carolina, that released deadly chlorine gas featured; scenes shown of door-to-door testing for leftover chlorine gas; details given about the miles of "dark territory" stretches of track with no electric signals. [Resident Forney SANFORD‡- comments on returning home.] [Railroad safety consultant Robert LAUBY†- talks about rail switching.] [Representative Edward MARKEY - says the rail industry compromises public safety.] [Assn. of Americans Railroads Ed HAMBERGER†- compares rail to truck cargo safety.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Savidge, Martin

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