Marc Garneau, Canandian Minister of Transport, has announced amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, updating regulations on dangerous goods tank cars.
Dangerous goods shippers are required now to transport toxic inhalation hazard substances in tank cars constructed of normalised steel. This will affect the transportation of anhydrous ammonia, a common fertilizer used in agriculture.
The phasing out of rail tank cars constructed of non-normalised steel will provide greater protection to the environment by reducing the risks of transporting toxic substances by rail. This change will provide rail shippers with consistent rules on both sides of the Canada-US border, as these regulations now align with those of the United States.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/materials-handling/03052019/transport-canada-continues-to-improve-the-safe-transportation-of-dangerous-goods-by-rail/