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BYLINE: Ari Natter
Freight trains carrying hazardous material will be required to reroute around large cities and other high risk areas as part of the Improving America's Security Act of 2007, which Congress passed late last week.
The bill, which puts into place security recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission, was passed late Friday. President Bush is expected to sign it.
Under terms of the bill, the Department of Transportation, in concert with cities, counties and rail carriers, would choose the safest routes for carrying hazmat shipments.
"Every day, tank cars pass through our urban centers carrying enough chlorine to kill 100,000 …