ETHANOL Track washout was the immediate cause of a 2009 derailment in Illinois that killed one person and injured seven more. But NTSB says the incident raises further issues for shippers and railroad companies and has renewed calls for improved tank car design
CONFERENCE REPORT The transport of hazardous materials is generally a safe business but improvements can always be made. This year’s DGAC conference heard from the US regulators on the plans they have for
CONFERENCE REPORT History was the unofficial theme of the recent RIPA Annual Conference in St Petersburg, Florida. At 70 years of age, the group is one of the oldest continuously operating trade associations in North America.
The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a safety advisory notice, warning users of some unauthorised compressed gas cylinders, particularly fire extinguishers, that are in circulation.