Chemical industry supports stricter rail-shipping rule

01/19/2009 | Chemical & Engineering News

The chemical industry, including the American Chemistry Council, has come out in support of a new rule laying down safety standards for the transport of highly hazardous chemicals in railroad cars. "Chemical companies own or lease the tank cars in which they ship these critical materials. The willingness of our members to support new investments in safety is a hallmark of their commitment to continuous safety and performance improvement," said Cal Dooley, the ACC's president.

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