The U.S. Government Accountability Office starts a study into the--currently unregulated--length of freight trains.
The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX Corp (CSX.O), Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) and other major U.S. railroads to boost profitability, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.
Queensland, Australia, authorities revise the estimated amount of sulphuric acid leaked from Sunday's 26-carriage Aurizon freight train derailment near Julia Creek to 31,500 liters. The train was carrying 819,000 liters, not 200,000 liters as originally thought. Flinders Highway remains closed in both directions. 2015-12-28 (Context: freight train)
A Union Pacific freight train derails in flooded North Texas, near Corsicana, where the tracks washed away. The two crewmen on board swam to safety. 2015-10-24 (Context: freight train)
A report by the Government Accountability Office claims that the US Government could save $5.5 billion over the next 30 years by replacing dollar bills with coins. 2011-03-4 (Context: Government Accountability Office)
The United States Government Accountability Office warns that the Global Positioning System could fail by 2010. 2009-05-19 (Context: Government Accountability Office)
The Government Accountability Office releases a report that claims that the oversight of the Troubled Assets Relief Program requires additional actions to ensure "integrity, accountability, and transparency". ("[https:--www.washingtonpost.com-wp-dyn-content-story-2008-12-02-ST2008120202264.html Washington Post]") ([https:--www.bloomberg.com-apps-news?pid=20601087&sid=anhPjOa1i4i8&refer=home bloomberg.com]) ("[http:--online.wsj.com-article-SB122824907384873263.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Wall Street Journal]") ([http:--money.cnn.com-2008-12-02-news-economy-gao_tarp_report-?postversion=2008120218 CNN Money]) 2008-12-2 (Context: Government Accountability Office)
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