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Legislators, residents hold news conference on oil train safety


July 7, 2015 | Star Tribune| A group of DFL legislators, firefighters and other emergency officials and a citizen group used the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic oil train disaster to hold a news conference demanding oil train safety.

That disaster killed 47, and decontamination continues today.

Members of Citizens Acting for Rail Safety held signs that said, “I live in the blast zone.” About 326,000 Minnesotans live near train tracks carrying oil. The safety of oil trains has become a concern as the Bakken oil boom has rapidly increased the transport of fuel across states like Minnesota.

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