Legislators and an alliance of concerned groups rallied to call for passage of legislation that would require transparency so the public would know about high hazard cargoes traveling through their communities.

“The costs of a potential disaster are astronomically high and the rail car companies are not currently required to prove they have insurance coverage for worst case disasters, costs which we know will be higher in New Jersey. This bill would be a step in the right direction for information transparency and safety preparedness, but the legislature needs to ensure that the public has access to information and that our first responders receive the training they need,” said Dan Fatton, executive director of the New Jersey Work Environment Council.

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