Hearing on the transportation of hazardous material by rail
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Hearing on the transportation of hazardous material by rail do we need more protection? : August 15, 1991, Los Angeles, California by California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Transportation.

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Published by The Committee, Additional copies from Assembly Publications Office in Sacramento, CA .
Written in English



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  • Hazardous substances -- Transportation -- California.,
  • Railroads -- Freight -- California.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesTransportation of hazardous material by rail.
StatementAssembly Committee on Transportation.
LC ClassificationsKFC10.4 .T7 1991a
The Physical Object
Pagination235 p. :
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1048775M
LC Control Number93621545

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