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Hazardous Materials

WASHINGTON (CN) - Railroad operators must keep chain of custody records when certain amounts and types of explosive, poisonous by inhalation or radioactive material are transported, according to a Transportation Security Administration regulation effective Dec. 26.

The operators also must use security procedures to ensure cargo is where it is supposed to be, and choose a security coordinator who can quickly track hazardous cargo, receive intelligence information, and deal with train security matters at any time.

Click the document icon on the front page for details and links to the regulations. The document icon under the "Customs, Black Sea & More" heading leads to other new regulations.

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