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Quebec rail disaster may jump-starting safe push

Posted By rob On July 18, 2013 @ 9:21 am In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

A runaway oil train that killed scores of people when it slammed into a Quebec town is bringing renewed calls on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border for tougher safety rules for railroads.

Regulators and watchdogs have sought for years improvements to a common tank car design shown to be susceptible to rupture when derailed, while labor unions have pushed for a ban on trains being operated by a single crew member.

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