House Committee to Hold Hearing in Eddystone on Rail Safety in Southeast Pennsylvania
WHAT: The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a public hearing on the safety of the railway transportation of crude oil across the Commonwealth.

WHO: Michael Austin, hazardous materials special agent, CSX; Skip Elliott, vice president for health safety and environment, CSX; David Julian, vice president-safety and environment, Norfolk Southern; Bob Full, chief deputy director, PEMA; Ed Doyle, chairman, Delaware County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC); Ed Beebe, acting deputy director, Delco Emergency Services; former U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon; Thomas Giancristoforo, president, Tinicum Township Board of Commissioners; Robert Willert, president, Ridley Township Board of Commissioners; Bob Griffith, fire marshal, Ridley Township; William Stewart, president, Eddystone Borough Council; Prentiss Searless, marketing and rail issues manager, Associated Petroleum Industries of PA; and Robert C. Andrews Jr., P.E., M.Sc., president and CEO, Bob Andrews Group, LLC; and Samuel O. Goldwater, senior vice president, Bob Andrews Group, LLC.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, starting at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Eddystone Fire Company No.1, 1112 E. 7th St., Eddystone, PA.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact: David Foster, 267.207.0207,  
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