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27 July 2005

[PDF] Railroad, EPA [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] wrap up toxic spill probe - Charges possible: Prosecutors will meet today with emergency agencies to discuss criminal prosection in the accident in S. Salt Lake [USA]

Author: Lisa Rosetta, Salt Lake Tribune

Kennecott Utah Copper, Union Pacific and waste-disposal company Philip Services may face criminal charges and civil penalties for their role in a March tanker car spill in South Salt Lake that sent 6,000 residents packing and racked up more than $500...

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14 November 2004

Safety Group Closely Echoes Rail Industry [USA]

Author: Walt Bogdanich, New York Times

Operation Lifesaver is the nation's most influential rail-safety group, preaching its gospel of driver responsibility to judges, police officers, elected officials and the news media...But documents show that the organization is tightly bound to the...

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11 July 2004

Report: Railroads Hindering Investigations Into Fatal Accidents [USA]

Author: Associated Press

Union Pacific, the nation's biggest railroad, was cited by The Times as an example of how railroads repeatedly denied their own responsibility at fatal grade-crossing crashes.

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9 April 2003

Ex-Railroad Workers File Asbestos Lawsuits [USA]

Author: Rhina Guidos, Salt Lake Tribune

The papers describe five men who faced the end of their lives with bodies ridden with cancer. They had difficulty breathing because of damaged lungs, some developed dementia, and others were in constant pain from damaged nervous systems. Now four...

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20 March 2003

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

In 2002, descendants of 19th century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations. Plaintiffs allege the corporations have ties to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and were unjustly enriched from the labour of African...

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20 February 2003

Corporate Bill for Slavery [USA]

Author: John S. Friedman, The Nation

The federal class-action lawsuits [in USA]...seek corporate accountability for profits made from slavery, unspecified damages and the establishment of a fund for the healthcare, housing, education and economic development needs of African-Americans.....

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