US DOT issues $4 million in hazardous materials, emergency planning grants

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WASHINGTON — The Short Line Safety Institute will benefit from hazardous materials training using grant money from the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is providing more than $4 million in hazardous materials instruction training and supplemental public sector training grants.

The Short Line Safety Institute, which provides educational and training resources for short line and regional railroads, will benefit from $500,000 in hazardous materials instructor training.

The hazardous materials instructor training grants help fund the training of instructors who then train and educate private-sector hazardous materials employees.

"Well-trained first responders play a critical role in any hazardous materials incident, and this grant funding supports their efforts to protect their communities," says Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Acting Administrator Drue Pearce.

See the news release online.

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