Hazmat: U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $20M in Hazardous Materials Grants

08/28/2013
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced grants totaling $20.1 million to states, territories, and Native American tribes for planning and training to improve the nation's response to hazardous materials transportation incidents.  "Hazardous materials are transported throughout our nation every day, and most shipments arrive without incident," said Secretary Foxx. "But we have to be prepared for those rare instances when something goes wrong, and these grants do just that, by funding training and drills for our first responders so they can protect our families and communities." Since 1993, more than 2.8 million emergency responders across the cou...

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