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ID:

161

Date:

2007-01-14

Headline:

Terror on the Tracks

Reporter's name:

Carl Prine

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

City:

Pittsburgh, PA

Summary:

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review used FOIA to obtain information from the Federal Railroad Administration on defects in the way the nation's railroads and chemical plants train workers and plan for terrorist attacks. Using the data, a reporter penetrated 48 plants and the freight lines that service them to reach potentially catastrophic chemicals in cities across the country, from Seattle, Tacoma and San Francisco to Atlanta and the New Jersey suburbs.

Keywords:

port security, freight, chemicals, hazmat, chlorine gas, Seattle, Tacoma, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, San Francisco's Bay Area, New Jersey suburbs, Oregon, Washington.

URL:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/specialreports/s_487117.html


Agencies:

DOT

States:

PA

Categories:

terrorism


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