NTSB statement on Transport Canada's advisory on Lac Megantic derailment
(Source: National Transportation Safety Board press release, September 11, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following is a statement by NTSB Acting Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman:
"Earlier today, our colleagues at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada issued safety advisory letters to Canadian and U.S. regulators regarding the proper description of hazardous materials on shipping documents. The advisories arise from the TSB's ongoing investigation into the freight train derailment and subsequent fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec in July. We share the TSB's concern. Clearly understanding the hazardous characteristics of what is being transported is one of the keys to safe transportation."
The TSB's letters can be found at the TSB website.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
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