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Some rail cars used to ship oil called 'unacceptable'

(Source: Associated Press, February 26, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The cars, known as DOT-111s, were involved in derailments of oil trains in Casselton, N.D., and Lac-Megantic, Quebec, just across the U.S. border, NTSB member Robert Sumwalt told a House Transportation subcommittee hearing.

Full story: Belleville News Democrat

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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