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Railroads balk at making oil disaster plans public

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August 25, 2015 | MPR News| Some 300,000 Minnesotans live within a half mile of railroad tracks that carry crude oil. But almost none of them have been able to see emergency plans the railroads were required to submit by July 1.

So far, only authorized local emergency officials have been allowed to review the plans that five railroads submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Even legislators who passed the requirement can’t get access due to data privacy objections raised by the railroads. Some say that makes it impossible to judge the adequacy of the plans.

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