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Posted inTransportation

Rail safety in question after toxic Ohio train wreck 

In the weeks since a toxic train derailment in Ohio, an industry that normally operates in the background has been pushed into the national spotlight by people worried about what would happen if a similar incident occurred in their community. Bipartisan legislation has even been introduced in Congress in hopes of making the nation’s railroads safer, despite assurances from the industry that 99% of hazardous materials shipped by rail arrive without incident.