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Railroad union urges tougher safety standards to help prevent oil train derailments

April 26, 2015|Daily Journal| PHILADELPHIA — Union officials say tougher inspection and maintenance standards for railroad tracks could help prevent dangerous derailments of trains carrying crude oil.

While lawmakers and regulators focus on the strength of oil tank cars and volatility of crude oil, officials of the rail inspectors’ union say track flaws and train speed can be significant factors in accidents.

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