Railroads must provide details of hazardous cargo immediately after a derailment under new rule

BY  JOSH FUNK for apnews.com

A view of the scene Feb. 24, 2023, as cleanup continues at the site of a Norfolk Southern freight train derailment that happened on Feb. 3, in East Palestine, Ohio. The goal of a new federal rule finalized Monday, June 24, 2024 is ensuring first responders can find out what hazardous chemicals are on a train almost immediately after a derailment, so they can respond appropriately. (AP Photo/Matt Freed, File)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new federal rule finalized Monday aims to ensure first responders can find out what hazardous chemicals are on a train almost immediately after a derailment so they can respond appropriately. To continue reading…

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