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Opinion: LNG unit trains are safety risk to U.S. cities

(Source: Opinion column by Fred Millar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 11, 2019. Millar is an independent consultant on chemical facility and transportation safety and security based in the Washington, D.C. area.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citizens in St Louis, Kansas City and other major transcontinental railroad cities will be concerned to discover the new and forceful push by the railroads and Trump administration to abruptly but quietly open up the rail system for heavy, hard-to-handle 100-rail car “unit trains” consisting entirely of liquefied natural gas cargoes. The disaster risk this cargo poses is immense, with many neighborhoods and office buildings around St. Louis and other cities sited virtually trackside to rail lines and with many grade crossings offering major accident potential.

Full story: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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