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Hazardous cargo raises safety concerns

Almost half the people in Tarrant County live close enough to railroad tracks to be at risk if a derailment spilled hazardous cargo, yet there is no way for residents to know what trains carry through their neighborhoods. Soon, even less information could be available. Worried about terrorism, federal officials are considering stripping the large toxic-chemical warning labels from cargo trains, which would remove the only indicator available to the general public. At the same time, officials are considering plans to reroute trains carrying hazardous cargo around metropolitan areas. The cost, however, could run to billions of dollars. Full Story

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