NBC 4 Investigative Report Shows CSX Rails Pose Hazmat Risks to DC


WRC TV, NBC Channel 4 in Washington DC, sent their award-winning investigative reporting team to explore the risks and coverups surrounding CSX’s plans to expand the Virginia Avenue Tunnel and freight rail capacity in Washington DC.

  • Did shady backroom deals happen between CSX and DDOT?
  • Why aren’t DDOT and CSX answering the DC Council’s questions?
  • Exactly which toxic and explosive materials is CSX already transporting through Capitol Hill?
  • If DC were to have a CSX derailment (like that which occurred last year in Lynchburg, VA), what would be the potential blast zone?
  • Is your home or workplace at risk?

What they discovered should make every DC resident and worker demand the VA Avenue Tunnel project be stopped until the DC Council’s fully-funded Rail Plan is completed and a Safety Office implemented to protect the people and institutions of our nation’s capital.

NBC4: January 7 at 6:00 PM – Dangerous Cargo: Hazardous Materials that Travel Through D.C.

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Are you in a potential blast zone? Direct link to evacuation map

NBC4: January 7 at 11:00 PM – Neighbors, Lawmakers Losing Faith in DDOT

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NBC4: January 8 at 6:00 PM – D.C. Lawmakers Want Rail Safety Office

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