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NTSB still preparing report on 2013 oil train crash, explosion


Billings Gazette | December 30, 2016 | CASSELTON, N.D. — It’s been three years since a train derailment near here triggered an explosion that sent a massive fireball into the sky, highlighting the dangers of moving crude oil by rail.

In that time, the National Transportation Safety Board has been investigating the Dec. 30, 2013, crash but has not released a final report on what caused it.

The investigation is the NTSB’s fourth-longest ongoing inquiry, and it’s the longest one not involving an airplane, according to the agency, which investigates transportation accidents and makes safety recommendations.

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