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Volatile Bakken crude moving on trains through northern Ohio cities

(Source: Akron Beacon Journal, July 25, 2014)

HUDSON, Ohio — Bill Rich is troubled by the increasing number of tank cars he sees on the Norfolk Southern Corp. rail line in northern Summit County — rail cars that could be carrying highly volatile Bakken crude oil. Mile-long trains dominated by hundreds of tank cars are common through downtown Hudson, and some may be carrying more than 3.5 million gallons of the crude, extracted from North Dakota and Montana and headed to East Coast refineries.

Full story: www.ohio.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

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