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4 CASE STUDY #2 – Graniteville, South Carolina – Train Derailment and Chlorine Leak, January 6, 2005

This second case study concerns a train derailment and a ruptured tanker car leaking chlorine gas in Graniteville, South Carolina. This incident, which occurred on January 6, 2005, involved the evacuation of a large manufacturing facility and approximately 5,200 residents. Appendix 1 provides a listing of organizations contacted for this case study.

February 6, 2006
Publication #FHWA-HOP-08-014