We speak to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) as he prepares to leave office after four years at the helm.
A freight train derailment in Northeast D.C. caused concern over the weekend, not just because of the disruption posed to regional commuters, but also because of the train’s cargo: lye and ethanol. As freight rail company CSX returns trains to service after cleaning up the spill, questions are resurfacing from surrounding neighborhoods about the danger posed to the environment and residents. Kojo assesses the damage done and examines options rail companies have for safe transport.
- Patrick Madden Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News
- Eleanor Holmes Norton Delegate, U.S. House of Representatives (D-DC)
- Rob Doolittle Communications and Media Relations Director, CSX Corporation
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