TSA Cuts Toxic Gas Risk

March 2, 2009
Homeland Security News
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The Transportation Security Administration has reduced the risk of terrorists releasing clouds of toxic gases from railroad tank cars in urban areas, according to the Department of Homeland Security inspector general.

The DHS inspector general’s office last week reported that TSA’s transportation security officers, a division established to address security in surface transportation, had been effective in getting voluntary compliance with security best practices from railroads that move tank cars of chlorine and anhydrous ammonia through densely-populated areas. (TrafficWorld)