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March 14, 2014 - On April 22–23, NTSB will hold public form that will examine the safety issues associated with transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail. Titled "Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol," forum will explore DOT-111 tank car design, construction, and crash worthiness; rail operations and risk management strategies; emergency response challenges and best practices; and federal oversight.

NTSB to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train


National Transportation Safety Board
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC, 20594
USA



Press release date: March 6, 2014

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board today announced it will hold a public forum on April 22-23 in Washington that will examine the safety issues associated with the transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail.

The forum, Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol, will explore DOT-111 tank car design, construction and crashworthiness; rail operations and risk management strategies; emergency response challenges and best practices; and federal oversight.

"While the soaring volumes of crude oil and ethanol traveling by rail has been good for business, there is a corresponding obligation to protect our communities and our environment,” said NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman. “This forum will explore both the risks and opportunities that exist to improve the safety of transporting these important commodities.”

A detailed agenda and list of participants will be released closer to the date of the event and will be made available on our website at www.ntsb.gov.

The forum will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W. Washington, D.C. It will be free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For those who are unable to attend in person, the forum can be viewed via webcast at www.ntsb.gov.

Contact Information
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Eric M. Weiss
(202) 314-6100
eric.weiss@ntsb.gov
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