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Railroad industry fights to shape safety rules

...and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol...for tougher safety standards for tank cars than the current, voluntary standards...typically don't own or lease tank cars and so wouldn't have to buy new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/influence-game-shaping-rai
Warning issued about oil shipped from North Dakota, Montana

...Given that oil is typically shipped in the same type of tank car no matter its volatility, Larry Bierlein, an attorney...announcement. Flaws that render the most commonly used tank cars prone to rupture have been known for more than two decades...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-02/warning-issued-about-oil-s
Graniteville church to celebrate recovery since 2005 train wreck

...and onto an industry track, according to a National Transportation Safety Board accident report.The crash caused a tank car containing chlorine to leak, and the train engineer and eight other people died as a result of chlorine gas inhalation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-03/graniteville-church-celebrate
NTSB: Oil train crash risks 'major loss of life'

...regulators on new requirements to improve the safety of tank cars used to transport oil. The safety board called for changes in the DOT-111 tank cars, which are used for a variety of flammable liquids...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-23/ntsb-oil-train-crash-risks
Across South Carolina

...gallons of sulfuric acid, derailed near Gilbert, about 30 miles from Columbia. Officials tell The State newspaper that no injuries have been reported. They say no immediate danger exists because the tank car containing the acid had not leaked.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2009-11-23/across-south-carolina
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Business licenses

...B Group, 4170 Kevin Road, Hephzibah Tindall Properties, 1025 Patriots Way Ultimate Coating, 114 Davant St. Union Tank Car Co., 2360 Doug Barnard Parkway Vanessa Newsome/Hands Over Stress, 104 Warren Road Waldrop Plumbing & Utilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/26/yrb_153952.shtml
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Abortion has become the deadliest deception of our time

...die for lack of a home! At a textile plant in Graniteville, S.C., there was a terrible train wreck two years ago. Tank cars carrying chlorine burst open releasing a killer chlorine spill. Nine people were killed, hundreds were injured and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/21/let_113344.shtml
Letters
Martin relies on his years

...couldn't beat Tiger at golf or Ping-Pong. I think everyone knew he was going to be good back then."SMALLER GAS TANKS: Cars in the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway will have 14-gallon gas tanks, NASCAR said. The reason for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/08/nas_76583.shtml
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Stories remind us of stormy disaster

...the wind blew him back down. Finally he stayed down and tried to crawl." - "Seventy to 100 men sought shelter on the tank car. ... A wall of water at least 25 feet high slammed into them and washed some off, and the wind blew more off, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/15/art_43684.shtml
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Officers evacuate area near train wreck

...over chlorine continuing to leak from the ruptured tank car. The train had three tank cars carrying 90 tons of chlorine. With health officials...workers are focused on only one of the chlorine tank cars. One of Thursday's fatalities was the engineer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/06/met_439209.shtml
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