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NTSB to hold forum on crude oil, ethanol by rail

Posted By rob On March 7, 2014 @ 2:15 pm In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

oil-train-railThe National Transportation Safety Board will hold a two-day public forum next month on the safety of moving crude oil and ethanol by rail, the agency said Thursday.

The NTSB has been warning for years that a common type of railroad tank car, known as the DOT-111, was not suitable for transporting flammable liquids and cited its tendency to puncture or rupture easily in derailments.

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