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Railroad industry fights to shape safety rules

...Since 2008, there have been 10 significant derailments in the U.S. and Canada in which crude oil has spilled from ruptured tank cars, often resulting in huge fireballs.The ethanol industry faces a similar quandary. It would cost about $3 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/influence-game-shaping-rai
Answers to your questions about the Graniteville accident

...remain in the Graniteville area?Mr. Berry said the main problem is the continued leak of chlorine from the one ruptured tank car, which still has between 20 and 30 tons of its 90-ton load. Salvage workers were attempting to stop this leak...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2005-01-09/answers-your-questions-about-
Avondale officials fear damage to equipment

...hydrochloric acid when it comes in contact with water, he said.High concentrations of chlorine, which plumed from a ruptured tank car in Thursday morning's wreck, can chew through the sheet metal of cars and trucks and eat up the delicate circuit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2005-01-11/avondale-officials-fear-damag
Officers evacuate area near train wreck

...living within a one-mile radius of the wrecked train because of concern over chlorine continuing to leak from the ruptured tank car. The train had three tank cars carrying 90 tons of chlorine. With health officials worried about the gas settling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/06/met_439209.shtml
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Hospital reviews its work on train wreck

...to expect a wave of patients needing medical treatment and decontamination from tons of deadly chlorine escaping a ruptured tank car. Activating their emergency response plan, hospital officials asked the 300-person night shift to stay on duty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/28/met_441148.shtml
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More evacuees are allowed to return home

...line, released clouds of deadly chlorine gas from a ruptured tank car, killing nine people, including six Avondale Mills...locomotive that was struck on the spur line and the ruptured tank car are still at the crash site, although an estimate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/14/met_439954.shtml
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Chief recalls moments after crash

...back to help his men shepherd Avondale Mills employees and residents flee the clouds of chlorine billowing from a ruptured tank car. Since Thursday, his firefighters have battled a persistent fire in a coal hopper at Avondale Mills Stevens Steam...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/11/met_439615.shtml
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Plug stops leak in car

GRANITEVILLE - Salvage workers successfully plugged a ruptured tank car that was leaking deadly chlorine at the wreck site of a Norfolk Southern freight train days after the accident that killed nine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/10/met_439541.shtml
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Plug stops leak in car

GRANITEVILLE - Salvage workers successfully plugged a ruptured tank car that was leaking deadly chlorine at the wreck site of a Norfolk Southern freight train days after the accident that killed nine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2005-01-10/plug-stops-leak-car
Hospital reviews its work on train wreck

...to expect a wave of patients needing medical treatment and decontamination from tons of deadly chlorine escaping a ruptured tank car.Activating their emergency response plan, hospital officials asked the 300-person night shift to stay on duty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2005-01-28/hospital-reviews-its-work-tra