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Norfolk Southern recently gave first responders in New Castle, Del., an overview of the safety features and workings of rail cars used to transport hazardous materials. "This is also an opportunity for us to find out what New Castle County and Delaware's protocols are so that we all come to an understanding that we're on the same page that if a rare incident does occur, we're all prepared, we know each other, and we're in a better position to create a plan of attack to take care of that emergency," said NS spokesman Dave Pidgeon.

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