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PHMSA Safety Advisory Notice: Railroad Emergency Preparedness

Friday, March 3, 2023

This Safety Advisory alerts those engaged in the rail transportation of hazardous materials of their obligation to appropriately plan for emergencies and share information about available emergency response resources, as well as urges actions to ensure emergency responders are adequately equipped to respond to rail transportation incidents involving hazmat.

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