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Preparedness for Hazardous Materials Emergencies in Rail yards: Guidance for Railroads and Adjacent Communities

This document contains a wide range of information on each of 11 emergency preparedness functions. There are 150 guidance recommendations presented herein. Some of them are beng used by more than a few railroads and are based on lessons learned from recent hazardous materials emergencies, practices developed for other types of emergencies, or recent findings (notably the merits of sheltering versus evacuating).
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Preparedness for Hazardous Materials Emergencies in Rail yards: Guidance for Railroads and Adjacent Communities
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September 1, 1991