S 991: Requires owner or operator of certain trains to have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by rail; requires NJ DOT to request bridge inspection reports from US DOT

S 991

Requires owner or operator of certain trains to have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by rail; requires NJ DOT to request bridge inspection reports from US DOT

S 991 (Weinberg) NJEA believes in ensuring the health and safety of our students, communities, and residents.  Many parts of New Jersey are crisscrossed with railways, many of which are near our public schools.  Unfortunately, numerous accidents over the years show the dangers with having hazardous materials regularly transported by rail.  This bill ensures that safety comes first by protecting residents, students, workers, and communities.  What’s more, the bill will make available key safety information so that communities have access to appropriate emergency response plans.

NJEA asks that you vote “yes” on S 991.

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