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Schumer seeks to turn up heat on railcar safety
Posted By admin On January 7, 2014 @ 1:59 pm In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Jan. 6 called for an overhaul of old rail tank cars used to carry crude oil after a spate of explosive derailments over the past year.
The New York Democrat joined a growing number of politicians concerned about the safety of transporting large volumes of oil by rail across the country, calling for a phase-out or retrofit of old tankers that do not meet current safety standards and are prone to puncture.
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