April 2021, Vol. 248, No. 4

Features

Tank Car Impact Tests Take Aim at Safety Concerns

By Francisco González, III, Project Manager, Hazardous Materials Research Program, Federal Railroad Administration  Approximately one out of every four railroad freight cars in North America is a tank car, according to the Association of American Railroads. Each year, these cars transport roughly 2 million shipments of hazardous materials (hazmat), carrying goods that are essential to North America’s economy, public health and quality of life.   Railroad safety is the key to making it all work. Rail is recognized as the safest mode of transportation for moving bulk shipments of hazardous materials.   Nevertheless, a train accident involving a hazmat release from

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