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Railroads may reroute, slow down oil trains to reduce risk

(Source: Associated Press, January 16, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Topping the list are plans to analyze the risks of oil trains that in recent years began passing regularly through major metropolitan areas across the U.S. The results could be used to alter some routes, government officials said. Railroads also will consider where oil trains could be slowed down, to lessen the potential danger in areas that pose the greatest threat to public safety.

Full story: The News Tribune

Friday, January 17, 2014

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