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4 Minnesota oil train disaster plans haven’t been released to public


July 7, 2015 | Fox Twin Cities|Some Minnesota lawmakers and railroad safety advocates are concerned that new disaster plans are not being released to the public. They gathered Tuesday morning, on the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic disaster in Quebec, to say the state’s plans are essential in coordinating resources should an oil train disaster happen in Minnesota.

Under a new state law, Minnesota’s major railroads all had to submit emergency disaster plans last week to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. This is a result of more oil trains rolling through the state carrying crude from the Bakken region of North Dakota.

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