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Accidents surge as oil industry takes the train

(Source: New York Times, January 25, 2014)

CASSELTON, N.D. -- Kerry’s Kitchen is where Casselton residents gather for gossip and comfort food, especially the caramel rolls baked fresh every morning. But a fiery rail accident last month only a half mile down the tracks, which prompted residents to evacuate the town, has shattered this calm, along with people’s confidence in the crude-oil convoys that rumble past Kerry’s seven times a day.

Full story: New York Times

Monday, January 27, 2014

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