Despite rise in number of spills, hazardous cargo rides rails in secret
(Source: New York Times, April 15, 2014)
NEW YORK -- American railroads have long operated under federal laws that shield them from local or state oversight and provide a blanket of secrecy over much of their operations. But now a rapid rise in the number of trains carrying crude oil — along with a series of derailments and explosions — has brought new concern about the risks of transporting dangerous cargo by rail.
Full story: New York Times
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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