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NTSB: Oil tanker rail safety has been compromised

Posted By rob On April 23, 2014 @ 10:11 am In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

NTSB_logoThe recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that β€œfar too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today.

The amount of crude oil transported on railroads β€” shipments that frequently pass through the Chicago area β€” has more than quadrupled since 2005, and some of it is especially volatile, said National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman.

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