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The Nation

Federal regulations covering the training of truckers hauling hazardous cargoes are vague and need strengthening to reduce the risk of a major disaster, three House subcommittee chairmen said. Reps. Timothy E. Wirth (D-Colo.), Cardiss Collins (D-Ill.) and James J. Florio (D-N.J.) released a study blaming human error for about two-thirds of the transportation accidents involving hazardous substances such as toxic chemicals and radioactive materials.


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