California Agencies Get an Inside View of Rail Safety
Posted February 25, 2015 5:03 p.m. CST
"Come on and walk with me," Union Pacific Hazardous Materials Manager Michael Villa-Real said to the crowd of news media gathered next to a small fleet of high-tech equipment assembled outside the California State Railroad Museum. "This equipment is all part of our recovery mission."
The Feb. 24 event brought together safety experts, railroad officials and oil and chemical industry representatives to discuss rail safety and emergency response programs associated with moving crude oil by rail.
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