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Schumer urges rail safety measure

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to mandate that railroads notify local emergency personnel what hazardous materials are on the trains that pass through their communities. Schumer, D-N.Y., asked DOT officials to issue a rule that would require rail companies to report the contents, schedule and route of train cars carrying hazardous material — a measure already recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board. He said companies now ...


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