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​For Immediate Release

AAR Responds to the Safety Alert Issued by the Pipeline 

and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 2, 2014 – The Association of American Railroads today issued the following statement from President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger in response to the safety alert issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

“We are pleased that PHMSA today called for heightened vigilance and attention to the proper labeling of crude oil moving in tank cars. It's critical that railroad employees and community emergency personnel know how to handle or respond in the event of an accident.”

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For more information contact: AAR media relations at, 202-639-2345.​