By Troy Scarrow
There are three primary potential risks every time a train laden with hazardous materials pulls away from the depot: accident, mechanical failure, and operator error. Despite the next-generation design and notable improvements in the operation of railcars and their ancillary components, the high-level training that rail personnel receive, the attention paid to guaranteeing that the railway infrastructure is in good working order, and stricter regulations governing the transport of hazardous materials, there is still a chance that a hazmat release could occur.
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