WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board today released the agenda and list of panelists for the forum, Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol, to be held on April 22-23.
The forum will address safety issues associated with the transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail. Crude oil and ethanol transportation by rail has seen phenomenal growth in North America over the last decade, altering the way these flammable liquids are transported. The severe consequences resulting from the release of flammable liquids have underscored areas of concern identified in recent NTSB safety recommendations.
The forum will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. It will be free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For those who are unable to attend in person, the forum can be viewed via webcast at www.ntsb.gov.