Local Officials, Residents, in Dark on Nearby Hazardous Rail Cargoes

Sixty-two U.S. urban areas are threatened by hazardous rail cargoes, but federal agencies still refuse to let many firefighters, governments, and citizens know the rail routes used to transport cargoes that could kill tens or hundreds of thousands.

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"Mine Company Faulted on Safety Issues, Regulators Say"

Rescuers continue to search for four missing miners in West Virginia. "The company that owns the West Virginia coal mine where at least 25 workers died this week has pressed its employees for higher productivity rates, sometimes at the expense of safety, according to regulators, lawyers who have sued the company and documents."

Source: Wash Post, 04/08/2010


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