Stop Storing Hazardous Rail Cars Here, Neighborhood Association Says

"Calling them potential 'weapons of mass destruction,' the Uptown Triangle Neighborhood Association has demanded that the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad stop allowing rail cars and railroad tanker cars loaded with hazardous materials to be parked along the 2-mile stretch of tracks along Leake Avenue.

The association has been exchanging letters with city and Public Belt officials for more than two years over the practice, but both have refused to change the present policy of using that stretch of track as a temporary parking area.

The neighborhood is bounded by Broadway and St. Charles avenues and the river, including Leake Avenue from Oak Street to Magazine Street."

Mark Schleifstein reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune September 2, 2016.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 09/05/2016