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New Oil, Ethanol Train Rule Requires Safety Equipment Inspection

July 30, 2015 | Oil and Gas Investor | The Obama administration on July 29 released a new regulation intended to prevent explosive rail disasters such as the 2013 oil train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed part of Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

The new rule by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requires two qualified railroad employees to ensure that handbrakes and other safety equipment have been properly set on trains left unattended while carrying dangerous materials such as crude oil or ethanol.

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