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Minn. Trains 5,700 First Responders For Oil Train Derailments, Explosions

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June 28, 2016 | WCCO | ST. PAUL, Minn. State emergency officials say they have trained 5,700 first responders since 2014 on what to do in case of an oil train derailment and explosion.

That training is now required for emergency responders in Minnesota after a series of oil train explosions and fires around the country.

In Minnesota: Each one of the 15 to 25 trains running through Minnesota every day can carry up to a million gallons of volatile Bakken crude oil from North Dakota.

What state officials fear is a deadly derailment and explosion like one near Toronto that killed 47 people.

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