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Fiery explosion after train hits truck in Texas

Trucker jumped from cab just before collision

August 23, 2012
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A tanker truck carrying more than 8,000 gallons of fuel was struck by a freight train early this morning outside of Dallas, Tx, resulting in a fiery explosion – but no injuries.

Officials says the tanker was struck by a Union Pacific freight train after it got stuck on the tracks.

The trucker jumped from the cab just before the train hit the rig. A conductor and engineer on the train escaped without injuries as well.

Emergency crews responding to the scene evacuated about fifty homes in the area due to the smoke.

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Rudy Caparros
October 30, 2012
HazMat Experts and Firefighters petition Dow Chemical and Union Pacific for safe rail tank cars transporting gas chlorine. Secondary containment is a necessary improvement that must be implemented. See--PETITION C KIT for First Responders Comments.

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Jim Gerard
November 19, 2012
TOXIC TRAIN SAFETY - A First Responders Petition caused The Chlorine Institute to conduct a five-month study comparing the safety of secondary containment to the chlorine “C”-Kit for chlorine tank cars. The study proved secondary containment to be, by far, the safest technology for containing and preventing releases of chlorine gas. To see secondary containment - Search “CHLORTANKER.”

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November 26, 2012
WARNING: FIRST RESPONDERS’ use of THE CHLORINE INSTITUTE “C” KIT may cause the catastrophic failure of a chlorine tank car, instantly creating a toxic gas plume with a distance of not less than seven miles. The first mile will have chlorine concentrations of 1,000 ppm, causing death after one or two breaths with no opportunity for escape. To learn more, see PETITION C KIT, click on “First Responder Warnings.”

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